Former Australian cricketer, Dean Jones answered to the frequently asked question and subsequently named his best batsman across formats. Meanwhile, the India skipper Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, are, undoubtedly, two great batsmen of the modern era. More often than not, the two have been compared with each other for their ability to play under tough conditions.
Recently, the two cricketing giants were seen in the just-concluded India-Australia ODI series. Although India won the anticipated limited-overs game by 2-1, Smith emerged as the highest run-scorer of the series. The Aussie batting star scored 98 in the second innings while his 131 in Bengaluru helped Australia to post a total of 286 runs in the third ODI.
Meanwhile, the winning skipper Kohli scored the second-highest total of 183 runs in the series. India did have good support from the opening batsmen at Rajkot and Bengaluru. Kohli’s stunning 89 alongside Rohit’s magnificent ton has helped India to chase down the decider with seven wickets in hand.
Dean Jones names his best among Virat Kohli and Steven Smith:
While the two batters have a huge fan base, who’s the best out of them has been the most anticipated question of all time. Time and again, the question pops-up on the social media platforms where even other cricket veterans find it difficult to name a single best batsman.
And following the conclusion of Australia-India ODI series, the question was, once again, doing rounds across the social media platform. As the English commentator Michael Vaughan picked Kohli as his favourite, Jones was asked the same question by a cricket fan.
However, being a former Australian cricketer one would have speculated that he would pick Smith. But surprisingly enough, Jones picked the Indian star batter, Kohli, as the better batsman across all forms of the game.
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) January 20, 2020
Simultaneously, these two cricketers have a tough competition with each other, when compared via their records. The India skipper Kohli had surpassed the ex-Australian skipper in the limited-overs cricket.
On the other hand, Smith (7227) is 25 runs ahead of Kohli (7202) in the red-ball game.
Meanwhile, Kohli will now be leading the Men in Blue to a month-long tour to New Zealand. After the World Cup 2019 semi-final, it will be the first time when the two teams face-off. New Zealand will host five T20I matches and three one-day games before having two-match Test series by the end of the tour.