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Joe Root One Of My Favourite Batsmen In World Cricket, Says Virat Kohli
Joe Root one of my favourite batsmen in world cricket, says Virat Kohli

The intense battle between Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steven Smith to become the best batsmen in the world has been a battle to watch put for.

These four batsmen have extraordinary figures across all formats of the game and are regarded as the top four batters in the world currently. Going by the form, these four batsmen are currently in one can easily predict that the battle is going to continue for years to come.

Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has been in fine form in the year and has forced the pundits and fans to acknowledge him as one of the greatest of the modern era.

However away from all the praises from the fans and the pundits these players love to be complemented by their rivals which they believe is much higher than the accolades showered by the general public.

Thus speaking to an ECB spokesperson Kohli showed his appreciation towards Joe Root and admitted that he is a big fan of the Englishmen.

“Joe is one of my favourite batsmen in world cricket along with David Warner and Kane Williamson. I haven’t spoken with him a lot but I admire the way he plays. He is an all format batsman and that’s something I really appreciate. He has always been a strong Test player”

The RCB batsman also wished Joe Root luck and hailed the later’s performance in the T20 World Cup.

“The way he played in the T20 World Cup that was a revelation for me and I thought and I was like wow. He is very smart and he knows his game inside out. It’s very evident. He is a very competent guy and you love to play against such guys on the field. I love watching him bat as well. So, I wish him all the luck and hopefully, we can play a lot more against each other speak about the game as well”

These are the figures of the two batsmen in Tests in 2016:

Joe Root in 2016 (Tests)

Matches Innings Runs Average Highest Score 50s 100s
17 32` 1477 49.23 254 10 3

Virat Kohli in 2016 (Tests)

Matches Innings Runs Average Highest Score 50s 100s
12 18 1215 75.93 235 2 4

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