Rohit Sharma was in top groove and created history during the second T20 internationals against New Zealand. The right hand batsman scored a well compiled 50 off 29 balls to lead India to seven-wicket victory.
He also became the highest run-getter in the shortest format of the game surpassing New Zealand’s Martin Guptill during his knock which was laced with four sixes and three fours.
Rohit became the first Indian cricketer to hit 100 sixes in T20 internationals and he also holds the record of most 50-plus scores in the slam bang version of the game.
When Harbhajan Singh was asked to name a better batsman between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, he said: “That’s a tricky question. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are tremendous players and both are match-winners. Both are class players and their records speak for themselves. Rohit Sharma is supremely talented while Virat Kohli is a hard-working cricketer. Maybe, Kohli is not as talented at Rohit but his hard-work and passion have taken him to where he is right now. So, it’s tough for me to pick who’s a better batsman. I will not be able to answer this question. But both play for India, that’s what matters,” Harbhajan Singh told Sports Tak.
“Rohit has scored so many hundreds in T20Is because he opens the innings and he gets to play that many deliveries. Virat Kohli sometimes has to play slow at the start of his innings after India lose early wickets. And, when he gets a set platform, 15-16 overs are already over. So we should not look at the stats but look at how much these two players have contributed playing for India,” he added.