Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the two figureheads of Indian Cricket these days and it's almost impossible to imagine the Indian team, in any format, without the presence of this duo. Both are “Mr indispensable” and remain the heartbeat of the team.
If you keep a tab on Indian Cricket team, follows the game, you know you can't favour one over other, for the talent is generational.
But the fans are fans, they are obsessed with the comparison. They always choose sides, no matter what, irrespective of the field, or sport for that matter. It has always been the case, despite the comparison being a bottom chasm, for there is no end, no final conclusion. Their discussion always revolves around who is better, which is an unending question, but relatable to every sport. You, yourself, may have jumped into that argument, about who is better – Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo, Pele-Maradona, LeBron James-Kobe Bryant, and Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal!
So when Indian middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer engaged in a friendly Twitter back-and-forth, heart-to-heart discussion with fans on Wednesday, you could sense that the fans would bring Kohli and Rohit into the conversation and they did.
But the 25-year-old, who captains Indian Premier League side Delhi Capital, had only words of praise for his teammates.
About Kohli, he had only one word, “Relentless.”
He described his vice-captain, Rohit Sharma as very motivating and a great personality to be around.
Iyer also touched various other subjects and topics, such as his future Test ambitions, and what it's like to play under the tutelage of Aussie legend Ricky Ponting in the IPL, during his interaction with the fans on Twitter.
Iyer, who is yet to play in the longest form of the game, described Ricky Ponting an outstanding coach.