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Australia’s limited-overs skipper, Aaron Finch, has weighed on the ongoing debate as to who is the best batsman in world cricket between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli. Notably, former Australian speedster, Brett Lee, on Friday, said that he would pick Steve Smith over Virat Kohli because of the mental resilience Smith has portrayed. 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.
Now, Aaron Finch has jumped into the debate and expressed his views as to who wins the battle of the best for him in contemporary cricket.
Aaron Finch Opens Up On The Smith-Kohli Debate
“In Test cricket, what is unbelievable about them is their records both home and away. Virat had a tough series in England last time with Jimmy Anderson but he came back and dominated. Smith has never really struggled anywhere to be fair. He is an unbelievable Test player. The thing that puts them above all is how dominant they are all around the world. There is one thing to play in your own country but to it everywhere is extraordinary,” Aaron Finch said.
“Sometimes they get out early, but that’s just part of the game but they do not miss out too many times in a row. When they get in they go big. I think Smith has an edge in Test cricket. Steve in Test cricket is unbelievable,” Finch said in an interview with Sports Tak.
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“By the time Virat Kohli finishes his career, he will be the best one-day player of all time, if he is not already. Playing against him is difficult but at times it is also beautiful to watch. It is like playing against anyone who is best of the best, regardless of whether it is Virat or Rohit or Kane Williamson or David Warner,” Aaron Finch further said.
“Sachin (Tendulkar) got more hundreds and more runs but the way Virat constructs run chases and the number of hundreds he has got in winning run chases is extra-ordinary. So, T20, Virat probably has the edge over Steve Smith and it is just because he has played a bit more cricket. You would pick either of them in any of the teams because they get the job done more often and they are bloody good,” he concluded.