Dubai: Australian player Steve Smith and Indian captain Virat Kohli ranks best in the list of leading batsmen in the world at the moment. They are biggest competitors of all time. However the players share mutual admiration for each other.
Steve Smith was asked by a fan to name the best ODI batsman in the world. With no hesitation cricketer named the Indian captain to be the best. “Virat Kohli at the moment,” wrote Smith. He replied to the question during an Instagram Q&A session.
Kohli had urged the Indian crowd to stop booing Smith during the group game as the former Australian captain was making a comeback to the side after the infamous ball-tampering scandal. Smith also acknowledged Virat’s gesture, as he shook hands with him following the completion of the over.
Smith is currently in England where the Australian side is preparing for a strong comeback in ODIs after conceding a 2-1 defeat in the T20I series.
Smith will be leading the Royals in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. The side will kickstart its tournament on September 22 against Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah.