Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have both passed the age of 33. Although they are still the undisputed beasts in their genre and when it comes to winning a match single handedly, there is not batsman better than these two, we have to admit that the time is near when we will have to bid farewell to the two players. Cricketers usually play till the age of 38-39 at best and that is the best case scenario. And even in that case, both Virat and Rohit do not have more than 5 years of tenure left at the Indian national team.
Thus, it becomes absolutely necessary that we start looking up to the next generations and more importantly, start looking for the next two generational talents of the Indian team. To put it better, we should find our new Kohli and Rohit. And we have picked 2 players who we think are the best for the job.
So here are 2 batsmen who we think will be the replacements of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the Indian cricketing scenario.
Virat Kohli’s Replacement
Ruturaj Gaikwad (24) – Ruturaj Gaikwad is undoubtedly one of the best young talents that we have in our nation right now. This year, he became the youngest ever batsman to win the orange cap in the Indian Premier League and that gives us an idea about how good he actually is. He scored 635 runs in just 16 matches and beat his teammate Faf Du Plessis just marginally. When it comes to shot playing, Ruturaj Gaikwad has some classic shots in his arsenal and might work on it to reach the level of say, Virat Kohli.
Rohit Sharma’s replacement
Shreyas Iyer (26) -A player that needs zero no to introduction. By now, Shreyas Iyer is a household name and he is famously called the next big thing in Indian Cricket. After Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer is probably the most responsible Indian player and there are big expectations from him. An injury scare ruined his chances to feature in the T20 World Cup 2021 but now he is back from injury and he will look to regain his spot as India’s no.4 batsman with a stellar performance in the New Zealand series.