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Quick comparison between Joe Root and Virat Kohli, who’s the best?

Indian captain Virat Kohli is arguably the best batsman in the world. He is the only batsman who has maintained a batting average in excess of 50 across formats. This is what sets him apart from most other batsmen of this modern era.

Virat Kohli is not just a great batsman but is also one of the fittest cricketers in the world. He has set a great example for youngsters to follow suit. Kohli is yet to win a single ICC trophy for India as captain.

Under his tutelage, India reached the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 but lost to Pakistan. Two years later, India reached the semi-finals of the ICC ODI World Cup 2019 but lost to New Zealand.

In 2021, India locked horns with New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final but lost the game by 4 wickets. Under Kohli’s guidance, India might not have won an ICC trophy but accomplished several other things.

Quick comparison between Joe Root and Virat Kohli, who's the best?

Kohli’s team defeated Australia in Australia for the first time in the history of Test cricket. Besides that, Virat Kohli & Co registered a 5-1 series win over South Africa in South Africa for the first time in ODI history.

Kohli represented India in 96 Tests, 254 ODIs and 90 T20Is, scoring 7765, 12169 and 3159 runs respectively. He averages 51.1 in Tests, 59.1 in ODIs and 52.6 in T20Is. The Indian captain scored 7 double centuries, 27 centuries, 27 fifties in Tests, 43 centuries and 62 fifties in ODIs and 28 fifties in the truncated version of the game.

The 32-year-old stalwart married Anushka Sharma on December 11. The power couple gave birth to a lovely daughter on January 11. Vamika Kohli is only 7 months old.

Joe Root

Quick comparison between Joe Root and Virat Kohli, who's the best?

England’s Test captain Joe Root is well known for his batting skills in the game of cricket. He is one of the fab four batsmen in modern-day cricket. The 30-year-old English batsman will be looking forward to winning his first Ashes as captain this year.

The fabulous batsman represented England in 109 Tests, 152 ODIs and 32 T20Is, scoring 9278, 6109 and 893 runs respectively. He averages 50.1 in Tests, 51.3 in ODIs and 35.7 in T20Is. Root scored 5 double centuries, 23 hundreds and 50 fifties in Tests, 16 hundreds, 35 fifties in ODIs and 5 fifties in T20Is.

He became a father even before his marriage to Kerry Cottrell. The couple dated each other for a very long time, and they finally got engaged in 2016. The couple gave birth to Alfred on 7 January 2017, and after that, they got married in 2018.

Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world!

It’s no doubt that Kohli is the best batsman across formats because his statistics speak for itself. Joe Root has indeed dominated the longest format of the game for a long time now but hasn’t had the aura to maintain his consistency across formats.

Without doubts, we can confirm that Virat Kohli is the best in the cricketing business. Kohli may be out of form with the bat at the moment but he is still the best batsman in the world.

Written by Krishna Manohar

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