Former Indian International Wasim Jaffer believes ex Aussie captain Steve Smith is better then Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the Test format.
Kohli and Smith are often compared to one another and why wouldn’t they be? The two have been among the most consistent performers across all 3 formats of the game over the last decade or so. The debate goes on so often where people sometimes choose Kohli as best, while others prefer the ever-humble Aussie boy.
Speaking of Smith, the allrounder has dominated the Test circuit for a good few years now. His staggering speaks volumes for the levels of consistency he has shown. In the modern-era no batsman comes close to Steve Smith’s average of a little over 62 in the longest format, it is thus, he is compared with the likes of a Test great like Don Bradman.
If anyone comes close to Kohli in red-ball cricket as of now, it is indeed Virat Kohli. The Indian captain has dominated limited-overs cricket but just falls short of his Aussie counterpart in the longest version of the game.
After serving his ban for the sandpaper gate, Steve Smith showed he has not lost touch, as he reclaimed his top Test ranking by dethroning Virat Kohli. It is thus, that, domestic legend Wasim Jaffer regards him higher than Kohli as far as the longest format is concerned.
Smith is at the top of the Test ranking with 911 rating points while Kohli sits second with 886 points.
“I have to give it to Steve Smith for his form since return from suspension,” Wasim Jaffer told a local news source.