Australia limited over format skipper Aaron Finch while comparing the Team India skipper Virat Kohli and Australian batting star Steve Smith has said that Smith is number in Test cricket while as Kohli rules ODI World.
Finch in an interview with Sports Tak said that when it comes to Test Cricket , Steve Smith is best and he will put Australian at number one while as will put Virat Kohli at number two.
“I think Smith just has an edge in Test cricket. Virat’s probably has played on wickets that has deteriorated a lot quicker when the ball started spinning big, and going a little bit lower a bit more often,” Finch was quoted as saying by Sports Tak.
“Smith in Test cricket is unbelievable, I think his game plan is so well, he’s so good at,” Finch added.
Comparing the two in ODIs, Finch said that Virat, by the time he retires will be the best ODI cricketer of all-time.
“I think overall, Virat, by the time he finishes his career, will be the best ODI cricketer of all-time, if he isn’t already. Playing against him for so long is difficult, but it’s also beautiful. It’s like playing against anyone who is the best of the best, regardless of whether it’s Virat, Rohit, or David Warner or Kane Williamson. When they are on, it’s great to watch,” Finch said.
“It’s frustrating to play against them, but it’s still so good to watch them. You admire their batting, while you are competing. Virat will be the best ODI player of all-time by the time he finishes, if he isn’t already. Sachin (Tendulkar) got more 100s and more runs, but the way he constructs run chases and scores 100s while chasing is extraordinary,” Finch said.
Comparing Smith and Kohli in T20Is, Finch said that Kohli has an edge over the Aussie batsman, but added the versatility in both the players make them a dangerous opponent in the shortest format.
“In all three formats, at any surface, they adapt really quickly. You’d pick either of them in any of the teams, because they get the job done and they are bloody good,” he added.