The world cricket in recent times has witnessed a number of batting legend dominating the men’s game. From India’s Virat Kohli to Australia’s Steve Smith to Babar Azam from Pakistan, the spectrum is divided into many parts while debating about the best batsman in the world. West Indies batting great Shivnarine Chanderpaul also joined the debate revealing his pick for the best batsman.
While Kohli’s consistency with the bat has been the talking point ever since he made his debut. He averages more than 50 across the three formats and has the most number of the runs beside his name among the players who are playing currently. He also has the second most centuries in terms of numbers after Sachin Tendulkar.
On the other hand, Steve Smith also had a terrific return to cricket after one year of suspension due to ball-tampering scandal. He had an outstanding time in the Ashes 2019 scoring runs at will and helping Australia retain the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001.
Babar Azam has also come up the ranks in recent time knocking runs consistently and holding Pakistan’s flag high single-handedly. Currently, he is giving a tough fight to the likes of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith to be the best batsman in the world and shattering all the records.
However, former West Indies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul picked India’s Virat Kohli as the best batter in the world. The southpaw lauded Kohli’s hard-working abilities and the hunger to succeed – which has made Kohli one of the best athletes in the world.
“Obviously, it’s Virat Kohli. He has been working on all the aspects of his game, and the results are showing,” he said to Sportstar.
“He is working hard on his fitness; he works on his skills. You see him putting in the hard work, and he is one of those guys who always wants to do well. He’s proven it, day in and day out,” the former left-handed batsman added.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli had a tough run in New Zealand managing only one half-century from 11 outings. This is his worst series so far since debut and will hope to bounce back soon.