Pakistan fast-bowler Mohammad Irfan has revealed his pick for the best batsman in the world at present. The debate over the best batsman in never ending but the cricket fraternity never stops discussing it.
Mohammad Irfan has played less than 100 games in international cricket but he is around from the last one decade. Having made his debut way back in 2010, the tall pacer has bowled to almost all the leading batsmen in the world. But for him no batsman is better than India skipper Virat Kohli at the moment.
Kohli is widely regarded as the best batsman in the world at the moment. But at the same time, many consider Australia star Steve Smith as the best too. Pakistan’s limited-overs skipper Babar Azam has joined the race too with many Pakistanis thinking the right-handed batsman is currently the best in the world. But for Mohammad Irfan, Kohli is the best.
“If you see overall in the world, the best batsman at this moment is Virat Kohli,” Mohammad Irfan said during a chat with Pakistan broadcaster Sawera Pasha on her Youtube chat show ‘Cric Cast’.
Irfan, who played against Kohli during the tour of India in 2012, went on to lavish praise on the Indian captain and said that Kohli’s ability to attack the weaker bowlers makes him so successful.
“The way he plays, the biggest thing in him is that he calculates and plays. He just scores 5-6 against the good opposition bowler and covers up against the weaker bowlers,” added Mohammad Irfan.
At just 31, 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 the only player in the world with average of more than 50 in all the three formats of the game.
Kohli will be seen in action soon when the IPL starts next month. Just like other Indian cricketers, he has not been in action since March due to the pandemic.The 13th edition of the tournament is set to take place in the UAE from September 19 to November 10. IPL was shifted out of India due to the pandemic situation in the country.
Also Read: PCA Secretary Requests Yuvraj Singh To Come Out Of Retirement For The Upcoming Domestic Season