Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are reckoned as the finest batsmen of the present era. They have achieved lots of success across all the formats with consistency. Both the players have different batting techniques. The formers quite traditional and looks like a Picasso of batting on the field. On the other hand, Steve Smith is quite an unorthodox batsman, who is known for his run-scoring spree
The Indian skipper has already is a fitness freak and always looks competitive on the field. He is already counted among the finest batters in the history of cricket. He is quite close to breaking the world record of Sachin Tendulkar for scoring the most number of tons in the limited-overs format.
Andy Flower Given Choice To Pick Between Virat Kohli And Steve Smith
Recently, in an interview, Andy Flower, the Zimbabwe legend was quizzed over the same. He was asked to pick one player between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. And, the former player came with a pleasant reply. He said that Virat Kohli always looks hungry for runs. On the other hand, Steve Smith is no less than wonder and he has done a great job in the longer format. He concluded by saying that it is impossible to pick the best out of the two batting legends of the modern era.
“Well, it would be difficult to pick between them. Smith has done amazingly well in Test cricket. I have been surprised by how well he’s done. But he’s shown that he can adapt his game and that’s a wonderful quality to be able to adapt and evolve and develop as Smith has done,” Andy Flower told TOI.
“Kohli is incredibly skillful, hungry (for runs), and likes combat. He likes the battle. And I really admire that in him. I admire his energy which is up all the time. I think they have both got very good leadership traits. They’re good role models. I know Steve Smith has had a few battles in that area, obviously. But I admire them both and I’m not going to pick one or the other,” Flower added.