Virat Kohli: Steve Smith is the best Test batsman of this generation

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Steve Smith with Virat Kohli

Australian Steve Smith has been deemed the best Test batsman of this generation by Virat Kohli due to his consistency and “unbelievable” run-scoring average.

Given that Kohli is a current generation batting mainstay, Smith would greatly benefit from Kohli’s praise of him.

Before the upcoming World Test Championship final between India and Australia, Kohli said, “I think Steve Smith is the best Test player of this generation. He has demonstrated that, his adaptability is absolutely brilliant. You take any cricketer of this generation.”

The consistency and impact with which he scores runs, I haven’t seen any Test player achieving that in the last 10 years. It is testament to his skill and temperament. “Everyone knows his record. In 85-90 Tests, he has an average of 60, which is quite unbelievable,” Kohli Star Sports.

The 34-year-old Smith entered the WTC final with 8792 runs from 96 Tests at an average of 59.80, 30 hundreds, and 37 fifties.

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The 34-year-old Kohli, who is perhaps this generation’s best all-around batsman, has amassed 8416 runs from 108 Test matches at an average of 48.93 thanks to 28 hundreds and 28 fifty-plus scores.


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