Brett Lee chooses Steve Smith over Virat Kohli and believes that Smith can be as good as Don Bradman. While speaking about this Lee admitted that it is tough to choose between these two.
Lee impressed by Kohli
Brett Lee was in an Instagram Live session with former Zimbabwe pacer Pommie Mbangwa. Hw was most certainly asked to choose between to contemporary greats of world cricket, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. Lee explained, “Look, it is so hard to pick, there are so many qualities in both that I enjoy, from the bowling of point I am trying to look are there any flaws in both batsmen, both of these batsmen are genuine.”
He further added that the technically sound Kohli was slightly better in his younger days but as a great leader Kohli would love to win IPL for his team. “Kohli is technically sound, he hits through the V, he used to knick off earlier in his career, but it is hard to do that now, he is a great leader of his side, I think he would love to win the IPL.”
Lee on Steve Smith
While speaking about Smith, Lee mentioned how Smith has had a tough couple of years. In fact, that is why Lee prefers to rate Smith a bit higher than Kohli because of what the Australian has gone through. “Steve Smith has been through a lot in the last couple of years, he has seen a rise with the way he played in the last 12 months, he is so fidgety, sometimes you are like just relax mate.”
Lee went on to add why Smith could match Bradman someday. “At the moment I would choose Smith over Kohli because of what he has been through and what he has to overcome, they are two great players, I think Smith can be as good as Don Bradman, there have been talks of him becoming just like Bradman looking at the numbers.”