New Delhi: Virat Kohli and Australian ace, Steve Smith are two of the most classic batsmen of the present times. Both of them have the capacity to outclass any big hitter in the world with their finesse. Everyone is aware about the duo’s on field equation but to people’s surprise, they have equally great terms off-field.
Smith recently appeared on Star Sport’s show ‘Cricket Connected’ and opened on his latest conversation with Kohli. Smith talked to Kohli to know the conditions in India pertaining to coronavirus. “I had few conversations with him (Virat) off the field. Few messages here and there in recent times just to see how things are going in India,” said Smith. Smith also praised Kohli about his gesture of ‘asking crowd to stop booing him and Warner during WC19’.
Steve Smith on Virat Kohli
“He is a terrific guy and we both play hard out on the field and play as well for our respective teams and its part of the game. Virat’s gesture in the World Cup to the Indian fans that were giving Me (Smith) and David Warner little bit of a stick, I appreciated that and I share that with him straight up.”
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“He is a terrific guy and the way he has lead the Indian Team has been amazing, they are amazing side and can’t wait to play them when they come out to Australia this year will be something incredibly special,” he added.
ICC along with fans lauded Kohli’s extremely noble gesture towards Smith and David Warner. ICC honored Kohli with ‘Spirit of the Cricket’ award for the same gesture. Virat Kohli is rated as top ODI batsmen in the world whereas Steve Smith tops the category of top Test batsmen in the world.