Several fans and experts feel that Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are the greatest batters of Indian cricket team. However, veteran Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan feels that India captain Rohit Sharma deserves to be put above Kohli and Tendulkar as India’s greatest ever batter.
“According to me, it’s Rohit Sharma. The way he bats, he has all kinds of shots in his book. That’s why he is called the Hitman,” said Junaid during an interview.
“Scoring 264 in an ODI, making two more double hundreds is a task in itself. When you do it time and again, it means you have the quality. He has hit the most sixes as well for India. So, my vote is with Rohit,” he added.
Notably, Rohit is the only player to have scored three double centuries in men’s ODIs, including 173-ball 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014 that remains the highest-ever score in an ODI match. During the 2023 World Cup, he surpassed for most sixes in international cricket.
Most experts feel that the starts Rohit gave India as the most important factor behind their dominant show in the recently-concluded ICC ODI World Cup 2023.