Former Australian pacer, Shaun Tait has opened up on the Virat Kohli-Steve Smith debate and said that he would prefer Virat Kohli as the better batsman. Tait said that Virat’s dominance across the three formats makes him a better batsman in world cricket. Smith and Virat have been two of the most iconic batsmen the world of cricket has ever seen. It is almost impossible to stop them, and every bowling line-up in the world fears to face them.
Both have had an impeccable record as batsmen and have been setting new milestones in every game that they play. They are a part of the fab-four in world cricket at the moment. It has led to comparisons being drawn between them on numerous occasions. In the last couple of years, Virat has emerged as the undisputed champion due to Smith’s ban after the Sandpapergate scandal. Still, Smith’s return has been magnificent, and he announced it in style during the 2019 Ashes.
Now, former Australian pacer, Shaun Tait has said that Virat beats Smith because of the fact that he is a more dominant batsman across all the formats.
Shaun Tait Opens Up On The Virat Kohli-Steve Smith Debate
In an exclusive chat with Cricket Addictor, Shaun Tait said that Virat Kohli is the best batsman in world cricket and is ahead of Steve Smith because he is a much more dominant batsman across all the formats.
Virat Kohli Has Been Mr. Consistent
If we look at consistency and cross-format batting, Virat Kohli clearly comes out on top. He has been the best batsman across all formats now and has been extremely consistent with the bat. On top of that, he has the responsibility of leading India in all the three formats of the game. This goes on to show how Virat’s batting has improved with the added responsibility on his shoulders.
Virat and Smith have had amazing international careers. They have been at the top of the cricket world for a long time now and both of them seem to get better with time. Smith’s career has been stained by the ball-tampering controversy but the Australian star has had his share of punishment and is back on the field of play smashing records. Virat, on the other hand, has been Mr.Consistent in world cricket and is the perfect modern-day cricketer.