Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
IANS

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma will battle each other to clinch the top run-scorer's spot in T20 International cricket in the second T20I against West Indies at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.

There is only a three-run difference between the Mumbai Indians skipper and Virat Kohli. The former leads the charts with 2547 runs from 94 innings.

Before the start of the series, the Hitman had an 89-run lead at the top. Kohli's belligerent knock of 94*, his highest score in T20Is, helped him bridge the gap.

Earlier in February when India visited New Zealand, Rohit pipped Martin Guptill who was enjoying the position of leading T20I run scorer for more than a year. Two months ago, Virat surpassed Rohit to take the spot in the second T20I against South Africa at Mohali.

Rohit regained his spot in the Bangladesh T20I series where Virat was rested by the BCCI. It will be a fascinating contest to see who comes out on top.

Just after the World Cup, there was speculation whether the two players got along.

Cricket fans and experts had their list of opinions and theories.

However, skipper Virat Kohli denied all the rumours in a press conference just before India flew to West Indies for a month-long tour.

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