VIRAT Kohli perhaps is the best ODI player of all-time: Arson Finch

AS India Captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma have consolidated positions in the batting chart with pace ace Jasprit Bumrah continued to lead among bowlers in the just publicized ICC ODI Rankings, Australian captain Aaron Finch has rated his Virat Kohli as “probably” the greatest ODI player of all-time. After scoring  as many as   183 runs against Australia, Kohli was bagged the player-of-the-series award while Rohit was a close second, garnering 171 runs in the rubber, including a match-winning 119 in the deciding ODI in Bengaluru on Sunday. Kohli (886 points) and Rohit (868 points) have gained two and three rating points, respectively to occupy the top two positions in the batting rankings. Pakistan’s Babar Azam is in the third position with 829 points, the ICC said in a statement in Dubai. Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan has also gained seven slots to reach 15th position with 170 runs in two innings. Rohit (119) scored his 29th ODI hundred and Kohli made 89 off 91 balls as they shared a match-winning stand of 137 in the decisive third game against Australia here on Sunday. Finch said that India overhauled the 287-run target with ease despite opener Shikhar Dhawan not coming out to bat due to a shoulder injury.“They’ve got Virat who is probably the greatest ODI player of all-time, and Rohit who’d probably be in the top five batters of all-time. They’re exceptional, and the thing with the Indian side at the moment is their experienced players are getting the job done in the big games,” Finch said.“Rohit’s 100, especially without Shikhar there, for them to shuffle and their two most dominant players to still get the majority of the runs is a sign of a really settled and really quality top-order,” said Finch at the post-match media interaction on Sunday night. Australia could not get the final flourish they were looking for, mustering only 63 runs in the last 10 overs at the loss of five wickets, far too many in Finch’s view .(image courtesy to News 18)

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