India's two superstars, who are best friends of each other, are always put against each other by their fans. When it comes to who's the better batsman between these two, the twitter world is always divided. While their outstanding records speak for themselves, debates are always going around their fans, who always use stats to get the better of each other. Former South African cricketer and Virat Kohli's idol Herschelle Gibbs has jumped in the debate about the best batsman and he rates Virat Kohli much above Rohit Sharma. Read More - Jos Buttler's magnificent half-century provides England an upperhand in the series
During the second T20I against England, Virat Kohli announced his comeback in style, scoring an unbeaten 73 off 49 balls to help India chase 165 in the second innings. Kohli's innings was as elegant as ever and it brought back the memories of Virat Kohli in 2016. He played shots all over the park, leaving bowlers clueless. His one shot which impressed his idol Herschelle Gibbs was the flick, which Gibbs has been a fan of.
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The former South African legend also took to Twitter to express his happiness. Gibbs wrote: "Here's @imVkohli with that flick again." Meanwhile, a cricket fan replied him and asked him to rate one of Rohit and Kohli. Mostly, cricketers avoid such questions to spark controversies, Gibbs didn't stay put and answered his question.
@hershybru who do you rate higher
Rohit or Virat?
I know mostly u will avoid this question
— mayank (@Mayank09329390) March 14, 2021
Gibbs said, "Virat def," as in Virat Kohli definitely.
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) March 14, 2021
While Rohit Sharma rested in the first two matches, Kohli took part and scored a duck in the first and a match-winning 73 in the second. In the third T20I, Rohit returned to play, but he struggled on the pitch, which had more bounce to offer and Rohit's short break certainly haunted him. Kohli, on the other hand, continued where he left in the second T20I and rescued India from a collapse. Kohli's unbeaten knock of 77 off just 46 balls, taking India to 156. However, that wasn't enough as Jos Buttler started hitting boundaries from ball one and chased the target with 10 balls to spare.