ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Australian Legend Ian Chappell Picks Virat Kohli As The Best Batter In The Current Generation


Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, and Babar Azam have established a new benchmark for modern batting standards with their poise and rich repertoire of strokes. The former India skipper, who was a runaway favourite for being the best, suffered a blip in form after November 2019, failing to register a single century since then. He finally broke the jinx in the Asia Cup2022, and in the process scored his first-ever T20I ton.

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell, who has looked at all these players opined “from among these players on their best days, it’s hard to surpass the highly competitive Kohli.”

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Ian Chappell reckons Virat Kohli is very thoughtful with his approach to batting

Chappell wrote in his column for ESPNcricinfo, “Kohli is a fine player with a great stroke range, a highly competitive nature, and a thoughtful approach to batting.”

Ian Chappell
Ian Chappell. Image-Twitter.

When asked why he doesn’t indulge in typical short-form risky shots, the Aussie replied, “I don’t want them to creep into my Test game.” However, whatever the case – the ageing process, or his having retired as captain – Kohli’s output has started to wane and he needs to rekindle the magic.”

Virat Kohli can surpass all batters on his best day, highlights Ian Chappell

Ian Chappell went on to add, “It’s hard to choose the best player from that talented group. And when you consider that some old-timers preferred Victor Trumper’s artistic style over the acknowledged best batter, Sir Donald Bradman, the difficulty is not surprising.”

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Image Credits: BCCI
ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Australian Legend Ian Chappell Picks Virat Kohli As The Best Batter In The Current Generation

From among these players on their best days, it’s hard to surpass the highly competitive Kohli. His twin centuries in a failed but brave victory attempt at Adelaide Oval in 2014 remain my favourite innings among those produced by this group,” he stated further.

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