Rohit Sharma-led India are all set to take on New Zealand in the semi-final of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 15. However, ahead of the scheduled match on Wednesday, the broadcaster – Star Sports – has come under a lot of criticism from social media users.
Virat Kohli, on the other hand, is currently the highest run-scorer in the tournament with 594 runs to his name at a strike rate of 88.52 and an average of 99.
Virat vs Rohit battle all over again:
Following the broadcasters’ highly charged poster, netizens started comparing the statistics of the two Indian legends. Many on social media alluded to Rohit’s mind-boggling stats in the current and previous editions of the World Cup to position him as a better batsman than Kohli. Meanwhile, others alluded to a statement made by former cricketer Gautam Gambhir about broadcasters being relegated to the role of PR in the modern era.
In an earlier interaction with a TV channel, Gambhir could be heard saying, “If you score a fifty, I score a fifty, and the broadcaster are only showing me, then that other player will be called an underrated player. Who makes a player underrated? It is fans, broadcasters, and experts that make it. We are not winning ICC events for a long time because we are obsessed with individual records rather than the team,”