For the last 4 – 5 years, when it comes to naming the best batsman, almost everyone would say Virat Kohli. Harbhajan Singh in conversation with Sports Today was asked about the current best batsman and he replied Rohit Sharma.
“I think Rohit is probably the best batsman in world cricket, with all due respect to others like Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. They are equally good as well but when Rohit plays, he is different level altogether. So Rohit is my favourite batsman,” Harbhajan said.
While Rohit has always been a consistent ODI player from 2012, he made his impact in the Test Cricket only recently. Ravi Shastri, after retiring from coaching went on to say that “‘I thought if I can’t get the best out of him, then I am a failure.”
Rohit Sharma wasn’t with the team in South Africa due to his left hamstring injury. The player has been deemed fit by the BCCI for the upcoming series against West Indies. This will be Sharma’s first captaincy assignment after his permanent captaincy appointment last month.
Jasprit Bumrah is a class apart : Harbhajan Singh
When asked about the best bowler currently, the former off-spinner did not shied away from taking Bumrah’s name. “Coming to bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah I think is a class apart. Whether we talk about T20s, one-dayers or Test cricket, Jasprit Bumrah is a top-class bowler” said Harbhajan.
Both Bumrah and Shami have been rested by the BCCI for the West Indies home series. The West Indies will play 3 ODIs and 3 T20s.