While it’s easy to use numbers to arrive at a conclusion on the Steve Smith vs Virat Kohli debate, former Australia pacer Brett Lee presented his view upon the debate.
Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. (Courtesy by BCCI)
Former Australia pacer Brett Lee feels said that he would choose Steve Smith over Virat Kohli because of what the former has gone through in his career. Brett Lee also feels that Steve Smith can be as good as Don Bradman was.
“Look, it is so hard to pick, there are so many qualities in both that I enjoy, from the bowling of point I am trying to look are there any flaws in both batsmen, both of these batsmen are genuine,” Lee said in an Instagram live session with former Zimbabwe pacer Pommie Mbangwa.
“Kohli is technically sound, he hits through the V, he used to knick off earlier in his career, but it is hard to do that now, he is a great leader of his side, I think he would love to win the IPL.”
Virat Kohli and Steve Smith have been a constant target of comparison by the experts, fans and the media alike and Brett Lee has now chipped in. Both Virat Kohli and Steve Smith have redefined modern-day batting with their hunger to score runs. Both are aggressive players who, sometimes, let their emotions take over but when it comes to batting, they are unshakable, more often than not.
“Steve Smith has been through a lot in the last couple of years, he has seen a rise with the way he played in the last 12 months, he is so fidgety, sometimes you are like just relax mate,” Lee said.
“At the moment I would choose Smith over Kohli because of what he has been through and what he has to overcome, they are two great players, I think Smith can be as good as Don Bradman, there have been talks of him becoming just like Bradman looking at the numbers.”