T20 World Cup 2021: Rohit Sharma is more dangerous, than Virat Kohli- Mudassar Nazar

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli | Getty

With the T20 World Cup 2021 right around the corner and will be held in UAE and Oman, former Pakistan cricketer Mudassar Nazar reckons Rohit Sharma will be more dangerous to get rid of than Virat Kohli in the ICC mega event.

As India is scheduled to play the first match of their T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai on October 24, Mudassar Nazar cited India’s performance against England from their recent Test series to prove his point.

In T20Is, even if a batsman plays a cameo or a bowler picks up a few quick wickets, it makes a world of difference. If you look at India’s performance in the recently-concluded Test series against England, no one was really outstanding,” the ex-cricketer told Cricket Pakistan.

Even Virat Kohli, who once scored heaps of runs, since the last 2-3 years, hasn’t scored a century. He used to score hundreds after hundreds but his performance has come down a little too. In fact, more than Kohli, Rohit Sharma is the dangerman,” he added.

Even though Pakistan won against India in Champions Trophy back in 2017, the Men in Blue are still unbeaten against their arch-rivals in World Cups which was the case when the two teams locked horns in World Cup 2019 as well.

Since Pakistan has a lot of experience of playing in the UAE, the 65-year-old believes if Babar Azam and Co. manage to beat India, not only create history but will they gain a lot of momentum also.

If you look at it strength-wise, they (India) are ahead of us. But if you look back at Champions Trophy, Pakistan won it. There too they had lost the first match against India but on the day Pakistan beat them in the final. This time around, if they can beat India, they would gain a lot of momentum,” Nazar concluded.