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Steve Smith keeps Virat Kohli out from his dream team; 2 Indians included in the list

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 September 2017, 13:05 IST

Australian skipper Steve Smith ignored his rival and Indian Captain Virat Kohli while picking his dream team. Smith had picked two Indian cricketers in his dream team, one is former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh alongside batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Steve while talking to reporters ahead of the second One-day International at Eden Gardens in Kolkata said, "I would have Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh in my team." The skipper further explained that he does not have any personal battle with Indian skipper and also credited Virat for creating a fit Indian squad.

"This Indian group is quite fit and they take pride in their fitness. You can certainly see the difference in the energy levels and the way they go about their business," he further said.

When Smith was asked about the rivalry with Virat, he said, "I think Virat is a terrific player and captain. What he has done with the Indian team is been exceptional. Personally, I don't like battles with different players if that makes sense."

The Australian skipper also talked about 'the famous' India-Australia rivalry and said winning a test series in India is among one of his aims.

"It is a massive rivalry and has been for so long. As a captain, you would love to win a Test series here in India. It is one of the toughest places to come and play. The wicket is so different and there is always great cricket. This one-day and T20 series is no different," the skipper further added.

First published: 21 September 2017, 13:05 IST