Virat Kohli, who averages fifty-plus in all three formats of the game has scored 7240 runs in 83 Tests at an average of 53.67 with 27 hundreds to his name. In ODIs, his numbers are second to none currently. He has 11867 in 248 ODIs at an average of 59.34 with 43 hundreds to his name. He is only seven centuries away from going past Sachin Tendulkar’s world record tally of 49 in ODIs.
Smith, on the other hand, has played 73 Tests so far in which he has scored 7,227 runs at an average of 62.84. He has scored 26 hundreds so far.
Smith, who answered questions sent in by his fans on Instagram on Sunday, also said the Indian Premier League is his favourite tournament to play in. “Tough to beat the IPL. Playing with and against the best players from around the world,” said Smith.
Asked Mahnedra Singh Dhoni, Smith responded saying the former Indian skipper is a “Legend! Mr Cool”.
India is scheduled to travel to Australian for a full series later this year and the 31-year-old said : “Can’‘t wait. Going to be awesome.”
Asked about his opinion on India batting great Rahul Dravid, Smith said “what a lovely gentleman and seriously good player.”