Salman Butt
Salman Butt. (Image- AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt has picked New Zealand captain Kane Williamson as the “best captain” in all formats over the likes of Virat Kohli and Joe Root.

Virat Kohli recently stepped down as India’s T20I captain, while Joe Root leads England only in Tests.

Williamson, on the other hand, has marched the Black Caps in the last three ICC event finals – 2019 ODI World Cup, 2021 World Test Championship and 2021 T20 World Cup – with New Zealand winning the inaugural WTC.

On his YouTube channel, Salman Butt was asked by a fan to pick his choice of skipper between Williamson, Kohli, and Root, the former Pakistan opener promptly named Williamson as the best.

Kane Williamson
New Zealand with the ICC WTC Mace [Image- Getty]

“I think Kane Williamson is the best captain. Yes, Joe Root and Virat Kohli are brilliant as well, and they have led their sides superbly, but overall, generically, Williamson is the man when you consider all leaders across formats,” Salman Butt said. 

Under Kohli, India have clinched a Test series in Australia and now lead the unfinished series in England by 2-1. Root captained England to a Test series win in South Africa last year. While Kohli will look to further establish his legacy as a Test captain in England and South Africa, Root is eyeing the upcoming Ashes series to make into history books.

Both Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam are elegant in a different way: Salman Butt

Further, a fan asked Butt to name the more elegant batter between Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam.

The left-hander was in doubt about it, and hailed both the right-handers as elegant in their own ways.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Credits: BCCI

“You have asked me which suit is better – Armani or BOSS. Both Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam play elegant shots. Both are elegant in a different way,” the 37-year-old added.

Recently, Sharma led India to a 3-0 T20I series win over New Zealand, while Azam captained Pakistan to the semi-final of the T20 World Cup and followed it with a 3-0 T20I series win in Bangladesh.

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