Indian captain Virat Kohli and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma have retained the top two positions in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. They stand first and second respectively as per the latest ranking released on Wednesday. In Test matches, Australia’s number one batsman Steve Smith is still ruling charts, followed by Kohli and in-form Aussie Marnus Labuschagne. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are the other Indians in the Test Top 10.
India's captain and vice-captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have retained the top two spots in the ICC ODI ranking for batsmen. Kohli is at the top position with 871 points followed by Rohit with 855. Pakistan's Babar Azam is at the number three spot with 829 points.
The BCCI has nominated Rohit Sharma for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in the wake of his stellar performances across formats in 2019. Further, the names of Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Deepti Yadav have been shortlisted for the Arjuna Award.
Former New Zealand fast bowler and cricket commentator Simon Doull feels that Rohit Sharma is a better one-day batsman than Sachin Tendulkar. According to Doull, Rohit has the ability to maintain the tempo of his innings even while approaching a landmark. Tendulkar, on the other hand, was known to slow down as he approached a hundred.
Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is of the view that the current Indian team does not have many role models other than captain Virat Kohli and one-day skipper Rohit Sharma. In an Instagram question and answer session with Yuvraj, Rohit asked the former cricketer about the difference between the current side and the players he played with.
Indian opener and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has donated Rs 80 lakh in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Rohit, has donated Rs 45 lakh and Rs 25 lakh to the Prime Minister and CM's Relief Fund (Maharashtra) respectively. Further, he has contributed Rs 5 lakh to "Zomato Feeding India", which is trying to help families hit by the 21-day national lockdown, and a further Rs 5 lakh for the welfare of stray dogs.
Team India completed a memorable whitewash in the recently-concluded T20I series against New Zealand following which the players have witnessed a significant rise in the ICC T20I rankings. KL Rahul, who was the man of the series in the T20Is, has jumped to the second spot. Having scored 224 runs from 5 matches, he now has 823 points to his name. Pakistan’s Babar Azam leads the T20I batting rankings with 879 points. Rahul registered scores of 56, 57 not out, 27, 39 and 45 in the five matches.