The two are considered modern-day greats of the game. They have won millions of hearts worldwide with their phenomenal performance with the bat. You might be wondering who we are talking about! They are none other than Indian skipper Virat Kohli and former Australian skipper Steve Smith.
Both right-handers are known for their impeccable technique on the field. It is a fact that they admire each other a lot. Now in a recent interaction, Smith revealed what he likes most about Virat Kohli. The Australian batter said during a chat with a TV channel that Virat is an amazing player. His records are incredible. Smith added, “His willingness to improve and get better. You can see his body has sort of transformed over time. He is so fit and strong now and powerful. I can’t say a bad word about him, he is pretty amazing for cricket.”
Virat Kohli supported Steve Smith
Virat Kohli has become the Indian run machine for over the last few years. His consistency has made him one of the greatest players the game has seen. On the other hand, Smith also played a similar role for the Australian cricket team. Apart from the ball-tampering scandal, he has set high standards in his entire career. During last year’s cricket world cup in England, Virat Kohli urged crowds not to boo at the former Australian captain. Indian skipper won many accolades for such a step. Even Steve Smith expressed his gratitude towards Kohli. Smith now said that he is amazed by Kohli’s chasing capabilities. “The one thing I admire the most about him is in white-ball, the way he chases. You look at his average in winning chases in ODIs and it’s simply phenomenal. So good under pressure, calm and just gets the job done more often than not. You have got to admire someone like that”, said Smith as quoted by a report in NDTV.
India and Australia will face each other in a four-match Test series later this year and Smith believes that Indians will put up a strong fight against the Australians. Apart from the Test, both teams will also feature in a three-match ODI and three-match T20I series.