SA vs IND 2017: Graeme Pollock chooses between Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers

South Africa won the Test series 2-0.

Kohli scored his 21st Test ton in Centurion. (AFP)

Recently, South African batting legend Graeme Pollock has came out with his opinion regarding who is better between Virat Kohli and his RCB teammate AB de Villiers.

While Kohli scored an impressive century but failed to help India win in the second test in Centurion, De Villiers's knock proved to be the difference in the end result. 

Pollock admitted that despite the questions over the pitch, he was very pleased with the quality of batting both teams displayed while specifically hailing Kohli.

"The quality of the players in both sides was good but the quality of cricket was not. Kohli played a wonderful innings, AB did well too but you look at a guy like Faf, who struggled for runs for many hours to make an impact there. It was not easy to bat. The tall South African bowlers were over the top, bowling short of length. Centurion has been a very good Test venue."

“It is  a surprise that the scores were as low as they have been, despite there being some very good players around. I saw Faf's comments. It was no good for anybody," Pollock said hoping Wanderers pitch will be better than the previous two venues. "I hope the wicket in Johannesburg on Wednesday will be good and ensure quality cricket. I hope to see some really good cricket from two quality teams and players."

Speaking specifically about Virat Kohli, the legendary cricketer said that the Indian captain is No. 1 Test batsman in the world, though AB de Villiers is likely better in the ODI format.

De Villiers scored a crucial 80 in the second innings  in Centurion. (Getty)

"I would rate him as the Number 1 Test batsman in the world, he is ahead of the rest. He is very professional, very nice technique, a disciplined player. There may be one or two guys who can be rated as good in other formats. AB de Villiers comes close to him but he may be a little bit better in the One-day games" concluded Graeme Pollock. 


By Anshuman Roy - 22 Jan, 2018

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