Graeme Pollock picks the current best Test batsman
Pollock also talked about the pitch in Cape Town and felt it was below-par.
Published - Jan 21, 2018 9:06 pm | Updated - Jan 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Not only do they share a great partnership on the field in the IPL but both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers also share a very partnership off the field. They share an amazing comradery between them. Both these devastating batsmen play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League. Also, they were retained back in the team this year. If there is one foreign player that the Indian fans absolutely love, no doubt it has to be de Villiers. It is very tough to choose the better between these two men.
Although Virat Kohli’s valiant efforts in the Centurion couldn’t save India the match, he earned himself another fan. Former legendary Proteas cricketer Graeme Pollock hailed him as the No. 1 Test batsman in the world. Graeme Pollock felt that it was great upon the Indian teams’ part that they didn’t question the pitch after the first Test. The match ended only in three days(excluding the rain-affected day). He said it was a fine gesture from Virat not to criticise the wicket. He opined that it was a fine exhibition of sportsmanship.
Graeme Pollock picks the best
Speaking specifically about Virat Kohli, the legendary cricketer said that the Indian captain is No. 1 Test batsman in the world, though AB de Villiers is likely better in the ODI format. He said to The Mirror that, “I would rate him as the Number 1 Test batsman in the world, he is ahead of the rest. He is very professional, very nice technique, a disciplined player. There may be one or two guys who can be rated as good in other formats. AB de Villiers comes close to him but he may be a little bit better in the One-day games.”
Pollock also talked about the pitch in Cape Town and felt it was below-par. But he defended it by saying that the pitch was under covers for a good amount of time and the rain further made it unplayable for the batsmen. Also, Pollock looked disappointed with the Centurion pitch. He further made a point that the quality of players in both the sides is good, but the quality of cricket played wasn’t good. He also said that he was surprised with the scores being so low.
Dwelling on the overall state of world cricket, Pollock said he is satisfied with the game except for the West Indies cricket. “Cricket is much better these days. I wish the West Indies team is much better as they were,” he concluded.