'Stats back him'- Brad Hogg brings the battle of the best between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to rest

‘Stats back him’- Brad Hogg brings the battle of the best between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to rest

AB de Villiers bid adieu to international cricket back in 2018.

Virat Kohli, Brad Hogg and AB de Villiers
Virat Kohli, Brad Hogg and AB de Villiers. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are the two players who have a mass fan following across the globe. They are admired by the fans for what they do on and off the field. They are reckoned as serious gentlemen of cricket. The duo plays for the same franchise in Indian Premier League (IPL). However, there has been a long debate on which player is the best between the two. Now, Brad Hogg has given his verdict in reply to one of his fans questions.

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are two sorts of different batsmen when it comes to their batting style. The Indian skipper is a technically sound batsman, who plays conventional strokes from cricket dictionary whereas his South African counterpart smacks the ball in whichever part of the ground he wants on the back of some of his outrageous strokes that are never seen before. But, they both end up scoring good runs against bowlers.

AB de Villiers has already bid adieu to international cricket but is playing in different T20 leagues. Also, he has done an impressive job for whichever team he has played so far after taking retirement. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is playing for Team India and the RCB in the IPL and there are no signs of him retiring any soon.

Brad Hogg picks the best between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers

The duo has certainly reaped out lots of success on the cricket field. Some fans feel that AB de Villiers is best and some think no one is better than Virat Kohli. Now, Brad Hogg, the former Aussie spinner has given out his verdict on who is the best between the two cricketers.

A fan took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “@Brad_Hogg@TomMoodyCricket, Considering AB still being in such a supreme form after retirement and Virat too at peak of his game, Who do you guys think is a better batsman between AB & Kohli.”

As soon as this post came under Hogg’s radar, he pleasantly replied to his fan saying that Virat Kohli is the best and stats also look in favour of him. The former took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “Kohli, stars (stats) back it up.”

Here is the post: