Steve Smith is best Test batter of this generation: Virat Kohli

Written by Mohan Sharma

Virat Kohli has bestowed high praise upon the Australian batsman Steve Smith, acknowledging him as the finest Test batter of their generation. Kohli’s admiration for Smith stems from his remarkable consistency and the “unbelievable” average at which he consistently scores runs.

Kohli’s resounding endorsement of Smith carries immense significance, given that it emanates from a fellow batting stalwart of this era. By recognizing Smith’s exceptional skills and unwavering performance in Test cricket, Kohli’s words serve as a significant accolade for the Australian maestro.

“According to me, Steve Smith is the best Test player of this generation. He has displayed that, his adaptability is absolutely brilliant. You take any cricketer of this generation,” Kohli said ahead of the ongoing World Test Championship final between India and Australia.

“Everybody knows his record, in 85-90 Tests, he has an average of 60 which is quite unbelievable. The consistency and impact with which he scores runs, I haven’t seen any Test player doing that in last 10 years. It is credit to his skill and temperament,” Kohli Star Sports.
Coming into the WTC final, the 34-year-old Smith has scored 8792 runs from 96 Tests at an average of 59.80 with 30 hundreds and 37 fifties.
The 34-year-old Kohli, arguably the best all-format batter of this generation, has scored 8416 runs from 108 Tests at an average of 48.93 with the help of 28 hundreds and 28 fifties.

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