Virat Kohli is the best batsman, Kane Williamson the best captain across all formats: Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan chose Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson as the best batter and best captain respectively.

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Cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Vaughan has weighed on the debate on who is the best batter in cricket is currently and has gone with Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Often there is a constant debate among experts and fans as to who among the Fab Four is best, with the other spots occupied by Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith.

But Vaughan’s choice of best captain is in the favor of Kiwi as he feels Williamson is the best all-format captain currently in cricket. The former England captain reacted to a Tweet by Piers Morgan, who is a renowned journalist. Vaughan lauded Kohli’s discipline and hailed him as the best when it comes to mental toughness.

Morgan Tweeted about Kohli when he watched the brilliant interview of Indian skipper Kohli along with Dinesh Karthik. The 32-year-old shed light on his lows during the England tour of 2014 and spoke about how he waded through that tricky period. 

“Fascinating interview with @imVkohli on @SkyCricket by @DineshKarthik. What a magnificent leader and man. The very epitome of a disciplined, focused, professional, and mentally strong elite sportsman. So impressive. No wonder he’s the best batsman & captain in the world,” wrote Piers Morgan.

Michael Vaughan’s take on on Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson

Vaughan tweeted that Kohli is the best batter and New Zealander is the best skipper across formats. Kohli started in 2008 as an ODI specialist before he mastered his craft in the Test format. His T20 records too are phenomenal as he has an average of above 50 and often bails the team out by anchoring the innings.

Meanwhile, Williamson started in 2010 and since then has solidified his position in the team by being the rock of New Zealand’s batting line-up. He was also earmarked as the leader and took over the reins of captaincy from Brendon McCullum in 2015.

Since then, he has taken the New Zealand team to an all-time high, first by ending runners-up in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019, and then by going one step ahead in the World Test Championship (WTC) final by beating India. His Ice-cool captaincy is always appreciated by his peers and competitors.

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