Brad Hogg settles Virat Kohli vs AB de Villiers debate: The former Australian cricketer picked his favourite batsman between two greats.
It is rare that batting legends such as Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers remain part of the same T20 franchise for the numbers of years these two have been with Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Kohli, who played his inaugural season of the cash-rich league at RCB in 2008 and has been playing for them since then, received de Villiers’ support in 2011.
If the 13th season of the tournament gets conducted this year, it will mark a decade of Kohli and de Villiers calling the shots for Royal Challengers.
The combined prowess of both the players can be observed from the fact that the top two batting partnerships in the Indian Premier League belong to them.
Considering all their phenomenal innings for Bangalore, one can not deny that the pair often gets compared on lines of who is the better T20 batsman among the two.
Brad Hogg settles Virat Kohli vs AB de Villiers debate
Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg, who recently rated IPL and PSL at par with each other, answered a fan’s query on social media platform Twitter regarding who among Kohli and de Villiers is the better T20 batsman.
“Considering AB still being in such a supreme form after retirement and Virat too at peak of his game, Who do you guys think is a better batsman between AB & Kohli,” the fan asked Hogg.
Who do you guys think is a better batsman between AB & Kohli.
— Raghav Agarwal (@Raghav2251) March 20, 2020
In reply, the 49-year old batted for Kohli purely on the basis of stats. In 281 T20s, Kohli has amassed 8,900 runs at an average of 41.20 and a strike rate of 134.56 including five centuries and 64 half-centuries. On the contrary, de Villiers’ 8,657 T20 runs have come in 310 matches at an average of 37.15 and a strike rate of 149.77.
Kohli, stars back it up. https://t.co/JZToh4w6b3
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 21, 2020
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