Every cricket era has some special pairs that leave their special mark. Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara believes that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are a similar pair for India at the present time.
Kohli and Rohit have scored 35,930 runs in all three formats of international cricket and Sangakkara feels that the pair have the same effect as Saurabh Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in the late nineties and early 2000s. Was.
Sangakkara said at the 'Cricket Connected' program of Star Sports, 'Virat and Rohit have something special. It is true that the rules have changed and it has become easier to score runs in ODI cricket but it is not easy in the more cricket that Indian players play.
Sangakkara feels that Kohli and Rohit also deserve respect because the former players did not regularly play in the three formats. He said, 'So I think you should have a lot of respect for Rohit and Virat but it is also for the former players who worked hard then.'
Sangakkara said, “In every era there are couples leaving some special mark and for India at present, Virat and Rohit are definitely like this.”
Sangakkara recalled the era that Dravid and Ganguly played, who, like Kohli and Rohit, were destroyers despite their technically capable batsmen.
He said, 'If you look at Rahul and Dada, they were both traditional batsmen. He played beautiful shots and was technically very good. Dravid was a bit much but his ability to harm other teams with such a rate and accurate batting should really be praised.
Sangakkara said, “If you look at today's game, India has two best players, Virat and Rohit who play traditional cricket but who are destructive in every format of the game.”