Former Zimbabwe cricketer and current commentator Pommie Mbangwa latest guest was former Australia pacer Brett Lee.
One question that is a mainstay of Mbangwa’s chat is when he asks his guests to pick between two of the current greats of the game — Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. This time was no different as Mbangwa put Brett Lee on the spot and asked him the million-dollar question.
Lee to his credit decided against sitting on the fence and while he was full of praise for both batting stars he said at the moment he would pick Smith over Kohli.
Former Australia pacer Brett Lee feels said that he would choose Steve Smith over Virat Kohli because of what the former has gone through in his career. Brett Lee also feels that Steve Smith can be as good as Don Bradman was.
“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.”
Both are aggressive players who, sometimes, let their emotions take over but when it comes to batting, they are unshakable, more often than not.
“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 said.
“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.”