Rohit Sharma is the New God of Cricket, with his outstanding 29 ODI centuries, 44 ODI half-centuries, and an exceptionally amazing 9283 runs in 230 ODI matches with a score of 309 not out being his highest score in all cricket formats, has definitely emerged as “the New God of Cricket”
You can surely hear the entire stadium roar and feel the goosebumps in the air with this slogan.
Can anyone replace Sachin as the new God Of Cricket? Maybe! But, dare to ask this from any die-hard Sachin fan, the answer could be a terrific NO.
The legendary Sachin Tendulkar is known as the God of Cricket for his thousands of records and unbelievable milestones in all three formats. He holds this title for a reason and still we can’t see someone near to him after 8 years of his retirement.
But, social media is warming up with something else, and connecting all dots to find the “New God of Cricket”.
Do you think it’s possible?
Probably No, right? Like you, many confused minds are looking for a clear answer to Who is the new God of cricket in World? Have a hold! We have all that you need.
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Virat Kohli Or Rohit Sharma Or Dhoni
Now, this comparison stepped out of the scorecard and their fans are seeing each other as rivalries over social media. Many even started giving this title to Virat Kohli as he holds the most outstanding records and milestones next to Tendulkar.
Not just in India, he has a huge fan base out of the boundary and stands as one of the best cricketers in the world.
Well, there are a different set of people who see the wicket-keeper batsman and one of the best captains of all time MS Dhoni as the new god of cricket. No doubt he is the best captain in the world and also the best finisher in the world.
But, the majority speaks out as Rohit Sharma is the new god of cricket, this is because of his amazing records in limited over cricket and highest number of hundreds as an opener. We don’t think anyone needs to Google how many double-hundred he has under his name.
Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in the world to score 3 double hundreds in ODI cricket and yes 4 hundreds in the T20 format. Don’t ask a bowler how this destruction machine can ruin their career. Also, he has the highest individual score of 264 in ODI format.
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Seeing these records and milestones you may be thinking-
Who Is The Greatest ODI Batsman, Sachin Tendulkar Or Virat Kohli Or Rohit Sharma Or Dhoni?
Tough than evaluating rocket science, Sachin, Virat, Rohit, Dhoni, all four are known for their outstanding consistency and big hits. When we recall history no one can replace Sachin, but he has the maximum of his records in Test format.
However, when we consider the ODI exploits, Kohli and Rohit are the leading competitors right now for the God of Cricket title.
Virat has a better record in run-chases with an average of 96. Also, in the run chase, he has 22 hundred to his name. But, chasing looks tough for Rohit and Tendulkar, where Tendulkar had 17 tons under his name with a batting average of 42 in the run chase.
If we compare Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit in all aspects: batting, captainship records, Rohit wins this battle with a very close margin.
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Can Rohit Sharma Be The Second God of Cricket?
Well, Rohit Sharma indeed changed the entire face of ODI and T20 cricket of India, but making an immediate move and giving him the title of new God of Cricket will be a hurry, as this time the competition is with Sachin, who is the god of cricket now.
However, winning every record in the limited-overs is one thing, but a player becomes best when they perform well in the Test format too. To become the best they have to beat Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar’s record of 51 hundred and 68 fifties in his entire 200 match career in Test format.
Rohit Sharma started playing Test Cricket, but his performance isn’t making a good impact on the team scorecard like he does in the Limited over cricket.
No doubt in ODI cricket Rohit Sharma is unbeatable and stands as the best batsman in the world. As an opener, he contributed a lot to the team in the last decade and still gives his best when the team needs him the most, this is why people call him the God of ODI.
Rohit Sharma performed as an excellent opener batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag announced their retirement. In the World Cup 2019, Rohit Sharma scored 5 hundreds in England and gave his best to India international cricket success.
The New God of Limited Over Cricket
If Rohit Sharma does not look appropriate for the new god of cricket, with his Test record then there’s nothing stopping us to give him the title of new God of limited over cricket. He is a good Test player but his performances in limited cricket are outstanding either for team India or for Mumbai Indians.
He not only played phenomenal in international Cricket only but also in IPL, giving some remarkable innings in finger-counted balls. He is also the most successful captain for his franchise Mumbai Indians in IPL.
Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians won 5 IPL trophies under his captainship and successfully gave him the new God of T20 cricket title.
So, going through all his records as a batsman or as a captain, he looks perfect to hold the God of Cricket title in the limited-overs format and this is why People call Rohit Sharma the new God of Cricket.
Giving a title is itself a moment of pride, and when it comes from our nation it becomes a moment of celebration. Rohit comes up as our pick for this title, but, when the competitors are Virat and Dhoni, nothing can be said for sure. We hope you find our read helpful to predict who can be the next God of Cricket and why he deserves to hold this title.
Who’s your pick for the new God of Cricket title? Do let us know in the comments below.