Kevin Pietersen says Virat Kohli best in the world, Steve Smith doesn't even come close

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen says Virat Kohli is the best cricketer in the world and nobody comes close to the Indian captain. 

Photo Courtesy: Instagram/ Kevin Pietersen
Photo Courtesy: Instagram/ Kevin Pietersen

Ex-Zimbabwe cricketer and now commentator Pommie Mbangwa, during an Instagram chat asked Pietersen to pick between Australian captain Steve Smith and Virat Kohli and the prolific English batsman chose Kohli. Pietersen said Virat's chasing record puts him ahead of the Australian batsman by miles.

"Kohli, hands down! Freakshow. His record chasing, winning games for India with the amount of pressure he consistently lives under, Smith doesn't even come close.”


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Pietersen even rated Kohli higher than Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. His reason once again, the chasing record of Kohli which according to him is mind boggling.

"Again Virat because of his chasing numbers. His chasing numbers are frightening. He averages 80 in chases, all his one-day hundreds come when chasing. He consistently wins games of cricket for India. He just keeps on turning the numbers, chasing, chasing, chasing. We get fed the stats in our ears all the time, unreal numbers "

Photo Courtesy: Instagram/ Virat Kohli
Photo Courtesy: Instagram/ Virat Kohli


Known as the master of chase, Virat Kohli broke Tendulkar’s record of the most centuries in successful chases for India. The Indian captain till date has 43 ODI and 27 Test hundreds.  

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