Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma | Who is a better Batsman? [Last Updated: 2022]

Virat vs Rohit

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the two gems of Indian Cricket. If one is the heart, the other is the soul of India. “Who is better Virat or Rohit?“- this has been the matter of debate between the two fanbase for quite a few years now.

The rise of Rohit Sharma, the current Indian skipper under the leadership of MS Dhoni has been nothing less than incredible. He has not looked back ever since MS promoted him as an opener. As an opener, Rohit’s career flew and now he stands as one of India’s all-time greats.

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli is a modern-day legend and arguably the best batsman in the world. Right from the Under 19s leading to International cricket, his career has been sensational.

This article winds around a statistical comparison between Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma.

Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma in Tests | Statistical Comparison

STATISTICSVIRAT KOHLIROHIT SHARMA
MATCHES10245
INNINGS17377
RUNS80743137
BEST254*212
AVERAGE49.5346.13
STRIKE RATE55.6955.77
200’s71
100’s278
50’s2814
Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli in Tests

Rohit Sharma’s Test career has been a roller-coaster ride right from the start. He used to score huge runs at home but always failed while playing abroad. Under Virat’s captaincy Rohit started to open in Tests too and like limited overs cricket, he has been a standout opener since then and is the current skipper of the Indian Test team.

Virat Kohli loves Test cricket and has dominated the format at home and also abroad. After failing in England in 2014 Kohli came back strongly in 2018 and made his name as an all-time great in this format. The dip in form since 2020 has made his average drop below 50 after a long time, but fans are waiting for the greatest comeback in the history of the game.

Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma

Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma in ODIs | Statistical Comparison

STATISTICSVIRAT KOHLIROHIT SHARMA
MATCHES262233
INNINGS253226
RUNS123449376
BEST183264
AVERAGE57.6848.58
STRIKE RATE92.8489.18
200’s03
100’s4329
50’s6445
Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli in ODIs

Both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have bossed this format for several years now. This is the format that made Rohit a superstar and the place where he stands today is because of ODI cricket. Since playing as a permanent opener, Rohit averages 50+ with 3 double hundreds in it. Known for his daddy hundreds, Rohit has been one of the greatest ODI openers the game has ever produced.

Virat Kohli has owned this format ever since he arrived in International cricket. He is arguably the greatest ODI batsman of all time, according to many cricket experts. And his stats doesn’t do injustice to the remark. Over 12000 runs averaging close to 60 with 43 hundreds, this guy is a legend!

Rohit vs Virat

Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma in T20Is | Statistical Comparison

STATISTICSVIRAT KOHLIROHIT SHARMA
MATCHES115148
INNINGS107140
RUNS40083853
BEST122118
AVERAGE52.7430.82
STRIKE RATE137.97139.25
100’s14
50’s3729
Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli in T20s

When it comes to T20 cricket, these two have separate styles of play and possess different game plans. Virat eyes more on consistency whereas Rohit is more of an aggressor looking to provide an explosive start to the inning. Playing as an opener, Rohit has 4 centuries compared to none from Virat.

Virat on the other hand has an average of 50+ with a decent strike rate. The stats make it clear that Virat’s consistency has been better than the current Indian skipper.

Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma in IPL | Statistical Comparison

STATISTICSVIRAT KOHLIROHIT SHARMA
MATCHES223227
INNINGS215222
RUNS66245879
BEST113109
AVERAGE36.230.3
STRIKE RATE129.15129.89
100’s51
50’s4440
Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli in IPL

Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma have been the poster boys of IPL. The Indian stars with their huge fan bases have built a legacy with their respective franchises. Fans argue about “Who is better Virat or Rohit?” “Who is better RCB or MI?

With regards to IPL stats, both Virat & Rohit have a neck to neck stats, though Virat lies slightly ahead. Virat averages 36 to Rohit’s 30. Also Virat has 5 IPL centuries compared to Rohit’s 1.

Who is a better batsman Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma?

Based on the records of Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma it may be concluded that both of them are legends of the game. Virat nudges ahead in Test & ODI stats, Rohit in T20Is. India is lucky to have two gems of cricket playing together in the blue jersey.

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