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Srinagar, April 14: Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas Tuesday hailed India’s modern-day batting great Virat Kohli, saying he is the best in the business presently.

Abbas, however, asserted that Australia’s Steve Smith is more consistent than him in the red-ball cricket.

“But yeah, Steve Smith is more consistent than Kohli in Test cricket. He scores in almost every series he plays. Even the other Australian — David Warner — has been doing well,” Abbas told The Telegraph.

“But as I said, a batsman needs to perform in all formats and in that sense, Kohli is more consistent in the other versions as well,” he added.

Abbas further commented that Virat isn’t a machine as even machines malfunction at times.

“Just look at what Kohli has achieved over the years Also, he is not a machine. Even a machine sometimes mal-functions. At this moment, there aren’t many who can parallel Kohli,” Abbas said.