After witnessing one of the finest knocks by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the third and final ODI against Australia, the Aussie skipper Aaron Finch has made a startling comment on bothe the batters and said that Kohli and Rohit are among the finest batsmen of white-ball cricket in this generation.
Rohit Sharma struck a swashbuckling century against the Aussies while Kohli scored 89 runs off just 91 deliveries to take India past the winning target. The dynamic duo stitched an important partnership of 137 runs for the second wicket that made the chase really easy for the Men in Blue.
After the game, Aussie skipper stated that the Indian team has got players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who are two of the best batsmen of this current generation. He also noted that the biggest plus point for the current Indian side is that the senior players are finishing the games when they are needed the most.
“They have got Virat who is probably the greatest ODI player of all-time, and Rohit who would probably be in the top five batters of all-time. They are exceptional, and the thing with the Indian side at the moment is their experienced players are getting the job done in the big games,” Finch said.
Skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest ODI captain to score 5000 runs in the 50-over format. The right-hand batsman made that record with a brilliant cover-drive off Mitchell Starc during the decisive game against Australia in Bengaluru.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma became the third-fastest batsman to score 9000 runs in the 50-over format.
The Aussies lost the momentum while batting first when both of their explosive openers, David Warner and Aaron Finch, were sent back to the pavilion cheaply. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne tried their best to take Australia past 300 but a flurry of wickets restricted them just 286.
The Men in Blue were given a target of 287 by the Kangaroos and started the chase on a miraculous note. Both openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul had a wonderful 69-run opening stand to set up the foundation of a successful chase. Sharma went on to strike a well-deserved hundred and made that his team is not behind the desired run-rate.
After Rahul’s dismissal, the onus of supporting Rohit was on Kohli’s shoulders and the pair showed the world why they are considered to be the best white-ball cricketers in the world right now.
India chased down the total in the 44th overs with seven wickets still remaining.