New Delhi: Australia cricketer Steve Smith spoke about his admiration for India skipper Virat Kohli and acknowledged that his white-ball numbers are merely unimaginable. Speaking throughout a reside video session on Facebook, Smith additionally spoke about the much-anticipated Border-Gavaskar Trophy, scheduled to be performed Down Under later this 12 months.
Smith and Kohli at present maintain the prime two positions respectively in ICC Test rankings and have been constant throughout codecs for some time now. Smith feels Kohli’s willingness to enhance as a cricketer and his ardour for the recreation has modified Indian cricket for the good.
“I admire Virat (Kohli) 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,” Smith mentioned throughout a reside interplay on Sony Ten Pit Stop present on their Facebook web page.
“His willingness to enhance and get higher. His physique appears to have remodeled over time and he appears so match and highly effective.
“The one factor I like about him is the way he chases in white-ball cricket. You have a look at his common in successful chases in ODIs and it’s merely phenomenal,” he added.
The two stalwarts of modern-day cricket will collide as soon as once more when India landing in Australia later this 12 months. The 4 Tests of the sequence can be performed at Gabba, Adelaide Oval, MCG and the SCG respectively beginning December 3.
Smith feels that India are effectively outfitted in all departments and can pose a giant menace for them in the sequence. The final time India toured the nation, they received their first-ever Test sequence in Australia, who had been with out the providers of Smith and David Warner at the time.
“Plenty of challenges I think because India are an incredible team. Their batting line-up is so strong. Virat… (Cheteshwar) Pujara last time here was immovable… (Ajinkya) Rahane a quality Test player. Then they have got KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. They have got batters everywhere,” Smith mentioned.
“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.”