Warner settles best batsman debate between Kohli and Smith
If there is one intense rivalry between two players which is talked about many times in cricket fraternity, then it is the debate between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. Both players have been phenomenal for their respective teams and what makes them a class apart from most other batsmen is their incredible consistency and their exquisite appetite for scoring match-winning knocks.
However, the majority of the cricket fraternity thinks Virat Kohli is comparatively a better batsman than Steve Smith because the former has been truly remarkable across all formats. On the contrary, Steve Smith’s sensational form in Test cricket is worth applauding, especially his gameplay against England in the Ashes series where he ended up as the leading run-scorer of the series.
Meanwhile, Australian opener, David Warner settled the best batsman debate between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith in an interview with India Today show inspiration. David Warner said Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are two of the best batsmen in the world across formats. According to him, an individual battle between two players doesn’t matter because, in the end, the result of the team is all that matters.
“In comparison with him [Kohli] and Smith, they are obviously two of the best batters in the world across all three formats. It is going to be a great battle between them if that’s what people are anticipating. For us, it’s about Australia vs India, we don’t look at individual battles. If it’s individual, it’s bowler vs batter.
At the end of the day, we have to do our research well. We know our line and lengths to bowl in Australia. Use our conditions right. Hopefully, the contest is great between bat and ball and great spirit of cricket battle as well,” Warner added.