Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in ODI
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli: BCCI

India’s star batsmen duo Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have influenced many former cricketers, current cricketers, and youngsters. Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed’s name has also been added to this list.


Sarfaraz Ahmed gives his opinion on who is the world’s No.1 batsman at the moment. Batsmen like Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root, and Kane Williamson are present in the world. But for number 1, Sarfaraz chose Team India’s captain Virat Kohli.

Nobody can Virat Kohli: Sarfaraz Ahmed

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Virat Kohli: BCCI

However, he also supported Rohit Sharma, saying that he is also a very influential and powerful batsman.

“In today’s time, there should be no doubt, it is Virat Kohli who’s the world’s number 1 batsman. “But, as I have told you before that when I have been behind the wicket, I have felt that although Rohit Sharma does not have that many runs in Test matches, the timing that he has is great. But the number one player in the world is definitely Virat Kohli. Nobody can match him.” 

Sarfaraz Ahmed told Crictracker.

Rohit Sharma 208 vs Sri Lanka in 2017 at Mohali
Rohit Sharma: BCCI

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have added many crucial partnerships for the Indian team. Both the players batting together have added 4878 runs in 80 ODI innings. 18 times both the players have added a century stand in ODI for India.

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Sarfaraz’s captaincy has been criticized, but what Pakistan has achieved under Sarfaraz’s leadership in T20 cannot be underestimated. Since becoming capta in in 2016 Pakistan won 11 T20 series in two years.


Pakistan’s cricket team reached the top in ICC T20 rankings. He was also the captain of the Pakistan cricket team in 2017 and won Champions Trophy. But he has been removed from captaincy in all three formats in October.

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