Virat Kohli vs Joe Root in India vs England Test Series 2016
Question in detailKohli is as good as it gets, quotes former English batsman Keven Pietersen saying to 'The Cricketer' magazine. Furthermore, he cautions his side against the batting artistry of Virat Kohli, who is undergoing a purple prose in all the three formats: ODIs, T20s and Tests. While spectators are taking India Vs England Test series as Virat Kohli Vs Joe Root battle, Pietersen personally feels it isn't a fair comparison. Though Root has good numbers, Kohli's figures are just phenomenal. So, it's by no means fair to compare the run machine (Virat Kohli) with Joe Root. Now, everyone will be eyeing on Virat Kohli in India Vs England Test series 2016 rather than Root.
Kohli is way ahead of Root when T20 and ODI are concerned. However in Test cricket, it still remains a debatable topic. Kohli and Root average 45.56 and 53.28 in their respective 47 and 48 Test matches. If Kohli has hit 13 hundreds, Joe Root is also not less as his Test centuries count 10. Kohli has scored centuries in almost every country, including Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Joe Root, on the other hand, has played most of his big innings in England. Root is yet to prove himself in sub-continent conditions. Virat Kohli in India Vs England Test series 2016 will certainly catch more attention than Joe Root. So, the Test series is more of a Virat Kohli Vs Joe Root bout.
Is this fair to compare Virat Kohli with English batter Joe Root?