Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are two cricketing superstars who have consistently delivered match-winning performances for India over the past decade. While both players are equally formidable, West Indies all-rounder Kyle Mayers believes that Kohli’s wicket holds more significance for bowlers due to his dominant form across all formats.
In a video posted by FanCode on Twitter, Mayers praised Kohli as the best player across all three formats and highlighted the immense challenge of dismissing him.
Virat Kohli has established himself as one of the best batsmen in the world with exceptional performances in Test, ODI, and T20 formats. His consistency and ability to chase down targets have made him a feared opponent for bowlers worldwide. Mayers acknowledged Kohli’s prowess and aggressive on-field demeanor, stating that any bowler would aspire to dismiss him, considering his status as the best player in all three formats.
Kyle Mayers said, “I think Kohli (wicket would be more precious than Rohit’s). Any bowler would want to dismiss Kohli, the best player across all three formats.”
During the 2023 IPL season, Mayers and Kohli engaged in an animated discussion after a match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mayers clarified that such interactions are all in good spirits, with both players aiming to gain an advantage for their respective teams. He appreciated Kohli’s aggressive approach, seeing it as a display of courage and a determination to lead his team to victory.
Mayers stated, “It’s great. You need to take a chance to get at the opposition, anything you can get out of the game. Being aggressive and having courage shows the willingness to get your team across the line.”
In the first T20I of the series, Mayers missed out with the bat as Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed him. However, he made a crucial impact in the field with a brilliant direct hit that resulted in the dismissal of Sanju Samson. Despite the loss in the first T20I, the West Indies team will be looking to carry the momentum into the second T20I, scheduled for Sunday, August 6.