The current generation is blessed to witness the greatness of India’s Virat Kohli and Australia’s Steve Smith. Both of them has been a tremendous ambassador of the game taking batting to a whole new level. Meanwhile, the spectrum has found itself into two halves while picking the best among the two, and recently former Aussie fast bowler Brett Lee threw his hat in the ring in the debate between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.
Kohli and Smith have been leading the debate making all the good noises with the bat. Both of them have scored consistently on all parts of the globe to lead their country. Virat Kohli currently is the only batsman to average over 50 in all three formats. He already has 70 international hundreds – 43 in ODIs and 27 in Tests. Furthermore, Kohli features in the top 10 if ICC rankings for batsmen in all three formats while hogging the No.1 spot in ODIs.
Brett Lee weighs on Kohli-Smith debate
Recently, Brett Lee weighed in on the longstanding debate picking his countryman ahead of Virat Kohli. Cricketer-turned commentator Pommie Mbangwa had put the former speedster in the hot seat asking the million-dollar question to which Lee answered that it is extremely difficult to pick between the two.
“Look, it is so hard to pick because there are a lot of qualities in both that I enjoy. I try and look at from the bowling point of view, are there any flaws that I would try and exploit and there are very little,” Lee said.
“They are two different players. You think about Kohli, technically sound, hits through the V. He used to knick off number of years ago, but tightened that up and doesn’t knick off as much now and is a lot more disciplined. Super fit, a great lead of his side. Kohli is definitely right up there,” he added while talking about Virat Kohli.
Meanwhile, Steve Smith has gone through a lot before emerging as one of the best in business. He was in exile for a year for his involvement in ball-tampering scandal before bouncing back during Ashes 2019. He was the leading scorer in the Ashes in England with a whopping 774 runs in four matches.