There has been a never-ending debate over the ‘Fab Four’ batsmen of the modern era, who always hog the limelight. Over the years, there have been plenty of contestants for the ‘Fab Four’. There have been several cricketers, who have gained the status of ‘world-class’ batsmen because of their impeccable game and consistency in all the three formats of the game.
The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, and Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma, both the cricketers are regarded as the modern legends of this game. Both the cricketers have been like a backbone to the Indian cricket team. Other cricketers like Steve Smith, Joe Root, Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, and David Warner are also regarded as deserving candidates of the ‘Fab Four’.
Several cricketers have opened up about the ‘debate’ and have given their two cents about the debate. Former Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Yousuf also opened up about his preferred choice for the ‘Fab Four’. During an interaction with SportsCafe, Yusuf talked about the ‘Fab Four’ and said:
“In today’s times, there are quite a few good players – Rohit Sharma, Joe Root, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson. But Kohli is the best across formats. The way he bats, the way he handles pressure in each innings and scores centuries or the way he plays – that’s unbelievable,”
Furthermore, Mohammad Yusuf also talked about the comparisons between Kohli and Pakistan’s new batting sensation Babar Azam, who is often compared with the Indian skipper. He said:
“There is no doubt that Babar is a solid batsman, but it’s not right to compare as both are zabardast players in their own domain. Kohli is the No.1 at the moment, he is a great player.”