Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has said that Virat Kohli is better than his contemporaries Steve Smith, Joe Root and Kane Williamson and he is a class apart.
It is a well recognized fact that the above cricketers are called “Fab 4” and have excelled in all the formats. However, in totality Kohli is regarded as the best cricketer among all.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra was questioned why Virat Kohli has been so successful in T20 cricket when compared to the other Test greats. He replied:
“Virat Kohli is an all-format player. I feel Root can also be that. Virat Kohli as a batsman is more complete as compared to say a Kane Williamson and Steve Smith. No disrespect, but Kohli’s class is different.”“I don’t see Steve Smith running that fast, it depends on which number you bat. You have to bat in the top three to be a king of T20s. Kohli does that and he has all the strokes, a few more strokes.”- Said Chopra
The popular commentator added that Virat Kohli is more successful than Williamson and Smith even in 50-over cricket. Chopra observed:
“If you see Kane, he takes time. Virat can actually switch gears quite nicely, even in one day cricket Virat Kohli is way above Kane Williamson and Steve Smith.”