The debate of the Fab four has been going since years. Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli have been an integral part of the Fab 4 since quite a while. Though we still aren’t sure who’s the better one of the two.
Ever since Virat Kohli took over the captaincy, he has gone on to make several records playing for India. He holds the record for not losing a home Test series ever since taking over the captaincy. On the other hand, Kane Williamson succeeded Brendon Mccullum as the New Zealand captain. He has led the Kiwis in the 2019 World Cup campaign where they finished as runners up.
Would prefer Williamson over Kohli – Turner
Former New Zealand batsman Glenn Turner recently said he would back Kane Williamson over Virat Kohli to bat in tougher conditions. He feels both batsmen highly differ in their personalities.
“The significant differences between talented batsmen are generated by the playing conditions they were brought up on, along with their personalities,” the 73-year-old Turner told The Telegraph.
Furthermore, Glenn Turner said since Kane Williamson has more experience of batting in swinging conditions like in New Zealand, he is more likely to be a better-fit batting against pace bowlers.
“Kohli is less likely to have been exposed early in his development to seaming pitches and the ball continuing to swing for extended periods, whereas Williamson will have experienced those conditions more often,” he added.
He further distinguished between tougher and good batting conditions, on how he’d prefer Williamson when conditions are tougher. However, Glenn Turner chose Kohli when its a good batting pitch.
“I would only say that under tougher batting conditions, I would back Williamson ahead of Kohli. Under good batting conditions, Kohli is likely to be more dominant, thereby providing his team with more time to get a favourable result,” he said.