Kohli is ‘freakshow’… Kevin Pietersen picks Virat over Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Smithnewstolive - May 17, 2020 121 0 COMMENTS
New Delhi: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen mentioned that he would choose Indian captain Virat Kohli over Australia’s Steve Smith and even batting nice Sachin Tendulkar.
In an Instagram reside video chat with commentator and former Zimbabwe pacer Pommie Mbangwa, Pietersen mentioned that Kohli will get his choose due to the variety of occasions he manages to finish chases efficiently.
“Kohli is a freakshow, his record chasing winning games for India with the amount of pressure he lives under, Smith does not even come close to him,” mentioned Pietersen.
He mentioned it is this issue that additionally places Kohli above Tendulkar in his books.
“Again, Virat because of his chasing numbers. His chasing numbers are frightening, he averages more than 80 when it comes to chasing, he consistently wins games for India, he keeps on turning the numbers, and this matters to me as to how many games you win for your country,” Pietersen mentioned.
Kohli’s extraordinary numbers in One Day Internationals, coupled together with his tendency to register large totals whereas batting second, has led to many followers and commentators selecting the 31-year-old over Tendulkar.
While Tendulkar averaged 42.33 batting second, Kohli averages a thoughts numbing 68.33. 7039 of his 11,867 ODI runs have come batting second.
Smith, alternatively, has superior numbers in Test cricket. However, he has not discovered as a lot particular person success in his limited-overs profession as Kohli has.