Fans take Rob Key’s side who says that Smith is the best in red-ball cricket.
There is an ongoing debate on who is better in Tests: Steve Smith or Virat Kohli? Both have played well for their teams, both have been performing consistently well, and both are dominant players. However, there can only be one ‘best Test cricket player’ and this has been a question among fans and former cricket players.
As Smith served his ban sentence, Kohli became one of the recent greats in cricket as he constantly carried the Indian team, especially in Test cricket overseas. He was always brilliant in white-ball cricket and became a lot more consistent. His performance in ODIs was, at one point, unmatched; he also currently averages nearly 60 runs.
As Smith returned to international cricket, he consistently got runs throughout the entire tournament. It was his return in Test cricket that was much awaited. In his first game back, he took the team from 122/8 to 284. When he came out to bat in the second innings, he came to Australia’s rescue as he scored his 25th Test century.
England doesn’t have an answer to the Steve Smith problem. This prompted former England cricket player Rob Key to tweet, “That’s official. Steve Smith is better than Kohli.” Much of Twitter agreed and said that Smith is miles ahead of Kohli in terms of Tests.
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