Steve Smith statement on Virat Kohli’s run chase ability:
Cricket Australia’s current top Batsman Steve Smith is in the clan of fab four batsmen in the current era. Having banned for 1 year due to sandpaper case, Steve Smith did a great comeback in international cricket and gets his no.1 test position back after beating Virat Kohli.
These two legend batsmen Kohli and Steve Smith respect each other. Although, We all were witness When Virat Kohli had urged the Indian crowd to applaud for Steve Smith instead of booing during India vs Australia match in World cup 2019. This gesture of Virat Kohli was praised worldwide by many. former Australian skipper Steve Smith also thanked Virat Kohli.
While Speaking with Sony Ten Pit Stop, Steve Smith has lauded Kohli’s fitness and form in international cricket. He also speaks about Kohli’s performance in the White-Ball cricket. Smith said,
“I admire Virat a lot, he is an amazing player. You look at his record now, simply incredible. He has done so much for India in cricket. You know the way they play the game now and the sheer passion he has got for Indian cricket. His willingness to improve and get better. His body seems to have transformed over time and he looks so fit and powerful.’
“The one thing I admire about him is the way he chases in white-ball cricket. You look at his average in winning chases in ODIs and it is simply phenomenal.”
Steve Smith talks about India vs Australia test series:
Recently, Cricket Australia has announced its schedule for 2020-21 amid this pandemic. In this Schedule, Team India has to play a four-match test series against Australia in Australia. Steve Smith is expecting that Team India is a strong side and can give a tough fight. Last time, When Team India traveled to Australia in the absence of Smith and Warner, Kohli had won the test series in Aussies soil.
Steve said, “Plenty of challenges I think because India is an incredible team. Their batting line-up is so strong. Virat Kohli and Pujara’s last time here was immovable. Rahane a quality Test player. Then they have got KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma.’
“They have got a great batting line-up to go with a strong bowling line-up. They have got (Mohammad) Shami and (Jasprit) Bumrah…Ishant Sharma has been here plenty of times as well. So a well-rounded team and it is going to be a terrific series this summer that’s for sure.”
Smith also talks about IPL availability. He said that IPL is a terrific tournament and if the T20 World cup doesn’t happen this year then He will pick IPL over the domestic tournament.