Mathews picks Kohli as the best batsman across formats

Indian captain Virat Kohli. - AFP file
Indian captain Virat Kohli. - AFP file

Dubai - The former Sri Lankan skipper also felt Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best death bowlers going around these days



By James Jose

Published: Thu 16 Jul 2020, 8:38 PM

Last updated: Thu 16 Jul 2020, 10:42 PM

Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews felt that Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the best batsman across formats because of his consistency.
Mathews was asked to pick among Kohli, Australia's Steve Smith, England's Joe Root and New Zealand's Kane Williamson as the best batsman going around at the moment, across formats and the all-rounder opted for the Indian captain.
"I would go with Virat. He is one of the most consistent guys after (Kumar) Sangakkara," Mathews told Anis Sajan, mentor of the Delhi Bulls franchise in the Abu Dhabi T10 League, also the managing director of Danube Group, in a video chat titled 'Cricket Unplugged with Anis Sajan.'

And asked to pick between his compatriot Lasith Malinga and India's Jasprit Bumrah as the best death bowler, Mathews picked his countryman.
"I will pick Malinga for his experience but Bumrah is one of the best death bowlers going around these days," he said.
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