‘No brainer’ – Michael Vaughan picks the best batsman in the world across formats
Steve Smith is ranked number 1 in Tests whereas Virat Kohli is on the top in ODI rankings.
Updated - Nov 2, 2019 3:12 pm
There have been various rivalries in cricket between players in order to be the best in the world, and the latest one is going between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith in order to be the best batsman. And, the former England skipper Michael Vaughan, who is known for his outspoken behaviour, has come up with an opinion on the much-debated topic.
Aussie batsman is ranked as the number one batsman in Tests whereas Virat Kohli is regarded as king of white-ball cricket and if we observe the evolution pattern of both the cricketers, it is quite different from each other. Smith made his debut back in 2010 as a leg-spinner before turning out to be one of the recognized batsman whereas Kohli took step by step ladder in order to reach the highest level.
This year Smith marked his return to the red-ball cricket after finishing his ban with a remarkable form in the Ashes 2019 and ended as the top scorer of the series and also dethroned Kohli in Test rankings. Aussie cricketer scored 774 runs at a brilliant average of 110.57 in his eight innings.
Michael Vaughan picks the best in the World
It all started when Trent Woodhill, who was the former coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, took to his Twitter handle in order to ask his fans about the best batsman in the world and wrote, “And if you could pick just one who would it be for all formats??”
Here is the tweet
And if you could pick just one who would it be for all formats?? https://t.co/ihEtPjyyAs
— Trent Woodhill (@TrentWoodhill) November 2, 2019
The former England player turned commentator Vaughan, who mostly looks proactive on social media, said that it is a no brainer and took the name of Virat Kohli.
Here is the tweet from the cricketer
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 2, 2019
Steve Smith is leading ICC Test ranking with 937 points and is just 11 points ahead of Kohli. And the battle to be the best Test batsman in the world will take an extreme route between the two players in the month of November. The Aussie star will play two-match Test series against Pakistan whereas Indian cricketer will play the same number of matches against Bangladesh. So, it will be a treat for the fans to watch that which player will end this year as the number one batsman in the longer format.