Currently Rohit is Ahead of Kohli in Terms of Batting: Sandeep Patil

Dean Simpson
December 28, 2017

"India have moved up from their pre-series tally of 119 points to 121 points".

"Virat Kohli fans might not like it but I have to say Rohit Sharma is now the better batsman", Patil was quoted as saying by ABP News.

Kohli slipped to third position after missing the series due to personal commitments.

"I'm sure Virat' going to comeback from break and score lots of runs in South Africa but when we talk about limited overs cricket this year, Rohit has been unbelievable".

"As players lose two per cent of their rating points for each T20I missed, Kohli, has slipped from 824 points to 776 points", the ICC explained. However, it is the India opener who has taken less innings to reach there. Pakistan is at the top of the list. However, Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera said he would have chosen to bat first, had he won the toss.

In the current T20 series (against Sri Lanka), the stumpings he has effected and caught-behind he has taken are phenomenal.

India, on the other hand, played six T20 global series in 2017.

After the match, when the rest of the team India teamed up for the presentation, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen talking to some young players of Sri Lanka. He scored 162 runs during the series, which included a knock of 118 in the second match in Indore.

India defeated the islanders by five wickets to make a clean sweep of the three-match series.

Among the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah has been pushed to the third spot behind Pakistan's Imad Wasim and Afghanistan's Rashid Khan.

Among bowlers, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's eight wickets in the series helped him reach the 16th spot while Hardik Pandya (up 40 places to joint-39th) and Kuleep Yadav (up 48 places to 64) have also moved northwards.

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