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Kane Williamson picks Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers as best batsmen in the world

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 April 2020, 9:48 IST
Kane Williamson picks Virat Kohli

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson picked India skipper Virat Kohli and former South Africa flamboyant batsman AB de Villiers as the best batsman in the world at the moment.

In an Instagram live session with his SunRisers Hyderabad teammate David Warner, the Kiwi revealed that Kolhi is hungry for dominating in all three formats and he has set the bar so high for others.

"It's very hard to pinpoint one. Someone like AB -- I know he only plays franchise cricket now, but in terms of gifted players, he is right up there. And a top guy as well. He's one of the special players of our time. But (there are) so many quality players," Williamson said.

"Kohli, in all formats, has a real hunger to dominate. He is so good to watch and play against, and to learn as well. He has set the bar so high," he added.

Kohli is currently at the second spot in the ICC Test rankings while he sits at second place in the ODIs format. In the shortest format of the game, the right-handed batsman stands at the tenth place.

On the other hand, Williamson has played 80 Tests for Blackcaps and scored 6476 runs at an average of 50.99. In 151 ODIs, he amassed 6173 runs including 39 tons and fifties.

He captioned the side to the ICC World Cup final last year where Kiwis were denied their maiden title on a technicality after the final with England ended in a tie even after the Super Over.


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First published: 27 April 2020, 9:48 IST