When it comes to the most five top batmen in the world. Virat Kohli is the first name which comes in mind. This cricketer has taken whole world by outburst now and then.
Virat Kohli is compared with other batman who impressed us in the past years. Australian Captain Steve Smith and Kane Williamson from New Zealand these two are in top regard.
Such talent in Virat Kohli that Steve Smith doesn’t share repo with indian skipper. And he admitted that he learned things from Virat Kohli.
In interview with Australian Cricketer Steve Smith said that he takes inspirations from Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli.
Here is what Steve Smith said about Virat Kohli.
” I look at best cricketers around the world i do try bat like them sometimes”.
“Little bit of Virat Kohli and the way he plays against spin, his hands and the way he strikes the ball through off-side. Probably learned a bit out of that. I just try and learn as these guys are best in the world for a reason. You try and learn whatever you can get out of them.”
“For instance, in places like India, I open my hands up a little bit and I don’t feel I can get nicked off (caught behind) quite as easily in India as compared to places like Australia or South Africa.”
Steve Smith is the top scorer of Australia and when his team visited india in 2017 with 499 runs which is three centuries.
Also Steve Smith accepted that he learnt from Kane Williamson apart fro Virat Kohli.
“I’ve copied a bit of AB de Villiers. The way I go back and across in order to open myself up before setting myself for the shots and more so when the ball is reversing. A few years ago I even tried to bat like Kane Williamson to play the ball really late.”
Learning is never ending process just because he learned something great indeed from Virat Kohli specially after “Brain Fade” incident.
On the other hand, it seems that the close attention on his competition’s playing style has played off for the Australian skipper as he now has 23 Test centuries and 8 ODI-tons under his belt.
After taking his team to series success against england. Steve Smith travel South Africa with his team for 4 test match and then after Virat Kohli back to Rainbow Nation.