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Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has admitted that India captain Virat Kohli is a better batsman than his Australian counterpart Steve Smith.
Kohli is coming off an incredible 2017, where he scored 2,818 runs in international cricket, which included 11 centuries and 10 fifties, at an average of 68.73. To put this into perspective, it is the third-highest tally ever accumulated in a calendar year.
The 29-year-old has continued to maintain his stellar run of form in 2018 as well as in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa, he has made scores of 112, 46 not out and 160 not out. As a result, his batting average stands at an eye-popping 318.
“I think he’s doing better than pretty good. He is doing exceptionally well, he’s one of the great players for sure,” Hussey told Sports Tak as quoted by India Today.
When asked if Kohli was better than Smith and Australia opener David Warner, Hussey said: “It’s very difficult to rate who is the best among Kohli, David Warner and Steve Smith. On their day, they are all as good as each other but Kohli is probably is the best. His consistency in all forms of the game is phenomenal.”