India vs Australia ODIs: After a couple of consecutive centuries by former Australian skipper Steve Smith, comparisons with Virat Kohli has started as expected. Former India pacer Dodda Ganesh weighed in on the subject and put forth his point. The Bengaluru-born speedster reckoned Kohli is the ‘greatest ever’. Also Read - Pakistan vs South Africa 1st Test Live Streaming Details: When And Where to Watch PAK vs SA
Adding further, he also stated that to reach where Kohli has, Smith needs to play the way he has in the last two ODIs for five years. Also Read - Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 Knockout Stage Live Streaming: Full Schedule, Timings And All You Need to Know
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “For Steven Smith to reach where Kohli has, in ODIs, he’ll have to play the way he’s been in these two ODIs, for the next 5 years. Kohli is the greatest ever ODI batsman.” Also Read - IPL 2021 Auction Players List: Full List of Cricketers Who Will be up For Bids During The Mini Auction in February
Smith smashed 105* off 65 balls in the tour opener at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), then followed it up with another whirlwind 104 off 64 balls in the second match at the same venue. His brilliant knocks helped the hosts post mammoth totals in both games, ensuring they win.
On the other hand, Kohli (21 off 14) got off to a flyer in the first game – but could not carry on to make a big one. In his second outing, he hit a brilliant 89 but could not take his side over the line in a 390 chase.
Over the years, comparisons between Kohli and Smith have taken place – thanks to their fans.
With the series in the pocket, the hosts are expected to make changes to their side in the third ODI at Manuka Oval, Canberra on Wednesday. After two crushing defeats, Kohli could also make changes to the Indian XI.