Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Rohit Sharma and even Babar Azam – The aforementioned players continue to cause debate in the cricketing world over who is the best batsman right now. All of these players have amazed the world with their sheer consistency with the bat.
The jury is still out on who is the best in the world but former Australia skipper Michael Clarke believes that India skipper Virat Kohli is at the top. Speaking on Big Sports Breakfast, the World Cup-winning skipper said that Virat Kohli is the best across all the three formats.
Michael Clarke opined that while the India star has always been a good T20I and ODI player, he has also found out a way to do well in Tests. The former cricket went on to point Kohli’s penchant for scoring big hundreds.
“I think (Virat Kohli is) right now the best batsman across all three formats,” said Michael Clarke.
“His one day and twenty twenty records are phenomenal and he’s also found a way to dominate Test cricket. What Kohli and Tendulkar have in common is they love making big hundreds,” he added.
Well, very few would argue with Clarke on this. Virat Kohli is widely regarded as the best in the world at present. At just 31, Virat Kohli has hit a staggering 70 centuries and 104 half-centuries in international cricket. With 43 tons to his name, he is second in the list of most centuries in ODIs. He is currently at the top of the ODI rankings and is at number two in Tests.
Michael Clarke is not the first cricketer to pick Kohli as the best. Before him, the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Michael Vaughan, Viv Richards and several other big names picked the India skipper as the best too.