The Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli and Australian run-machine Steve Smith, are regarded as two of the most talented cricketers around the world. While these two supremely talented batsmen have been fierce rivals on-field but they share cordial relations off it. There has always been this debate going on around for the best batsman’s tag, however, that doesn’t mean that there is any shortage of respect between these two fierce competitors
Recently, when a fan asked the 31-year-old Australian to name the best ODI batsman, the Australian had no hesitation in taking Virat Kohli’s name. Virat Kohli is currently the number one batsman in the world in the ODI series, leading the score-charts with 11867 runs at an average of 59.34.
Besides this, Virat has 43 hundred to his name and is only seven hundred away from breaking the world record of Sachin Tendulkar. During his session on Instagram, Steve Smith described AB de Villiers as a ‘freak’.
Meanwhile, Steve Smith will be seen representing his team Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020. During the session he also named the two young stars to watch out for in the upcoming edition of the league, he named KL Rahul and Sanju Samson.
He also heaped in praises for his Rajasthan Royals teammate Jos Buttler, and called him a ‘terrific player’. He said:
“Terrific player. Hopefully, no runs against us this week then he can score as many as he likes in the IPL.”
Meanwhile, the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League will kickstart from September 19th in the UAE. Steve Smith will soon join his team Rajasthan Royals after the ODI series against England ends on September 16.