Former legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas made a bold statement over Virat Kohli and his fellow batsman. Abbas, who perhaps is one of the most aesthetically pleasing batsmen to watch the game of cricket has ever seen, prefers to watch Rohit Sharma's batting over Virat Kohli. He believes that Kohli is a great batsman but watching Rohit Sharma bat is far more pleasing to the eyes.
“Kohli is a great player, but watching the beautiful strokes that Rohit Sharma possesses gives me a lot of satisfaction. The way he creates a shot is his art, which is something that Kohli does not possess,” Zaheer Abbas said in an interview on Youtube channel.
He went on to add further that he chooses Rohit's batting primarily because of the unique style of Hitman in limited-overs cricket. “When he is playing, I never switch off my TV. Virat Kohli is right now India’s backbone but watching Rohit making his strokes makes me happy. Both these batsmen are great to watch,” he said.
Zaheer Abbas also gave his opinion on India's rise in the world cricket and reasons behind Indian cricket‘s dominance over the past few years. “They have a lot of money, but they have also worked in the right areas. They have not made too many changes to their domestic system, which only made it better.”
“Cricket has always been popular in India and they have always produced great players. Unlike us, they have stayed away from falling into politics and jealousy and made a system that took along senior players too so that there is no gap between them and those who replace them. You can see that earlier there was Sunil Gavaskar, then came Sachin Tendulkar and now there is Kohli,” he went on to add further.