Two of the greatest players of the current era include Australia‘s Steve Smith and India‘s top batter Virat Kohli. While Smith has amazing dominance, Kohli has historically dominated the game, especially in Test cricket.
In the longest format, he boasts an average of 60 in 87 games and has 28 centuries to his credit. Addition, Smith had amassed 947 Test rating points in December 2017, which placed him second to batting legend Sir Donald Bradman in the game’s annals.
In contrast, Virat Kohli now holds the joint-second-highest total of seventy-one hundreds (71) in international cricket and is the second-highest century scorer in one-day international matches. The right-handed batsman, who is 33 years old and a former captain of India.
He has 27 hundreds to his credit in 102 Test matches and is the fastest to 10,000 runs in ODIs. Both Kohli and Smith are often regarded as members of the “Fab 4” of international cricket, along with England’s Joe Root and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.
In Test Cricket Smith Is Way Better Than Virat Kohli – Mohammad Yousuf
However, former Pakistani captain Mohammad Yousuf has finally determined which of Kohli and Smith is the superior player. Yousuf elaborated on his decision and provided his justification in a video that Cricket Pakistan posted.
“Steve Smith’s batting isn’t something I particularly love but considering how he has done in Test matches. He is second only to Sir Donald Bradman in terms of average and Test rankings. I don’t believe Virat Kohli has ever played Test cricket at the level he is right now,” according to Yousuf.
Virat Kohli recently went through a difficult period in international cricket. Which was ended when he scored a century against Afghanistan in a T20I during the Asia Cup earlier this month.
Steve Smith had also been consistently scoring fifty or more runs in the longest format over the previous few years. But he finally reached three figures this year after 11 games when he hit an unbeaten 145 against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Mohammad Yousuf Believes That the Way Kohli Handles Pressure Is Unbelievable
“There are a lot of good players in today’s game, like Rohit Sharma, Joe Root, Steve Smith, and Kane Williamson. However, Kohli excels in all formats. The way he plays, bats is incredible.
He manages pressure to score hundreds of runs in each innings is incredible,” according to Yousuf. Virat Kohli made his way to the top after making his debut for his country in 2008.
After the 2011 World Cup, the right-hander emerged as one of the top hitters across all formats by fusing toughness and technique. By scoring 183 runs against Pakistan in the 2012 Asia Cup. The prolific run-scorer gave the world a peek of what he is capable of.