Steve Smith has dominated the Test circuit by miles compared to his contemporaries. His average speaks for himself. In the modern-era no batsman comes close to Steve Smith’s average of a little over 62 in the longest format, it is thus, he is compared with the likes of a Test great like Don Bradman.
India captain Virat Kohli, however, comes the closest to Smith. Kohli has dominated across formats and has been regarded as one the finest batsmen of all-time. He has scored at an average of 53.62, which still is way short than the achievements earned by Steve Smith, in the longest format of the game.
Steve Smith better due to his form since return from suspension: Wasim Jaffer
After serving his ban for the sandpaper gate, Steve Smith showed he has not lost touch, as he reclaimed his top Test ranking by dethroning Virat Kohli. It is thus, that, domestic legend Wasim Jaffer regards him higher than Kohli as far as the longest format is concerned.
Smith is at the top of the Test ranking with 911 rating points while Kohli has 886 points to his tally.
“I have to give it to Steve Smith for his form since return from suspension,” Wasim Jaffer told Times Now in the rapid fire segment of an interview.
A leg-spinner turned out to be a fine batsman. Smith has an unorthodox batting stance and looks the ball closely which makes the bowlers difficult to dismiss him. He also has a nice and wristy batting style which makes it easy for him to convert singles into doubles.