Sourav Ganguly thinks Rohit Sharma is right up there with Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma recently hit his third double hundred in ODI cricket.

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Sourav Ganguly flattered Rohit Sharma for his record creating innings at Mohali in the second ODI. Rohit scored his third double hundred in ODIs and became the first one to do so. This was also his second double ton against Sri Lanka.

Ganguly thinks Rohit is not way behind Virat Kohli. Just like Kohli, India's stand-in skipper too had a good year with the bat. Rohit himself considered this year as his best so far. The Indian opener has 11 tons to his name since the year 2015.

“This year, he’s scored as many hundreds as Virat Kohli. We keep talking about Virat Kohli and how great he is in one day cricket but look at Rohit. He is no way behind, 11 hundreds in 50 odd innings (since 2015),” Sourav Ganguly told India Today.

Talking about this year, Rohit and Virat are on the same page with 6 tons in ODI. Rohit will overtake Virat if he scores a ton in the third ODI against Sri Lanka at Vizag.

Ganguly hailing Rohit, further said that his knocks are par excellence at times.

“I have always said that he’s a terrific batsman and a match-winner. Hopefully, he can transform his renewed hunger for runs, his renewed ability to convert hundreds into double hundreds in the next 10 months. The shots he played was absolutely breathtaking,” added the former India skipper. 

By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 15 Dec, 2017

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