Kohli: I have never seen anyone bat like that before

Virat Kohli remembered his initial impressions of Rohit Sharma's batting. During the 2007 T20 World Cup, Kohli recalls seeing Rohit bat for the first time.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the two most powerful guys in Indian cricket right now, as Test captain and limited-overs captain, respectively. Although Rohit has recently taken over as India's white-ball captain, Virat continues to lead the team in red-ball cricket.

The combination has positioned themselves as not just one of the top players in Indian cricket, but also one of the best cricketers on the globe. Rohit and Virat have worked together on a number of partnerships that have benefited India win key matches.

They are two persons who are well acquainted with one another, having entered the international stage at almost the same period. Kohli joined the Indian team in 2008 after Rohit had made his debut in 2007.

Ever since, Kohli's career has advanced in different directions, while Rohit battled to find consistency in the early stages of his career before going on to be one of the best limited-overs openers in the game's history.

Rohit eventually established himself among the sport's best, but it took him far longer than Kohli, who ruled international cricket from the outset of his profession.

Rohit, on the other hand, was the most frequently discussed youngster in India when they were younger. The cricket community lauded the Mumbai batter's abilities.

Kohli recounted his first memory of witnessing Rohit bat in an interview with Gaurav Kapur on his show 'Breakfast with Champions.' Kohli admitted that he was perplexed as to why Rohit was so popular in Indian cricket societies, but that watching him bat during the 2007 T20 World Cup clarified his queries.

Kohli stated that they were all curious when Rohit first broke onto the scene because everyone was chatting about his player Rohit Sharma. He said that they were intrigued because, despite the fact that they were both young athletes, no one seemed to be talking about them. He explained that he later observed him perform during the T20 World Cup, he simply slumped on the couch and he was convinced. He said that when he saw him bat, he realised what everyone was raving about. He added that what they were seeing right now is incredible and he has never seen anyone timing the ball better than Rohit does.