New Delhi: Steve Smith has played some glorious innings in his cricket career, putting plenty of pressure on opposition teams.
On one occasion however, he felt the full force of a rival batsman. According to the Australian skipper, Virat Kohli's 82-run knock against in the World Twenty20 at Mohali is th best innings he as witnessed live.
“Looking at that innings that Kohli played, it was one of the best I’ve ever seen,” Smith told foxsports.com.au, “definitely the best innings I’ve seen live or against me.”
“It was just amazing the way he was able to manipulate the field and every single time he hit the ball is seemed like it was going for a boundary, yet he wasn’t taking big risks.
“It was a classy innings and it’s nice to see that in the Twenty20 format of the game, that it’s not just muscle and power that can be successful; smart cricket and good decision making works as well.
“I think I learned a lot just watching that innings alone. You want to play those kind of innings for your team.”
Kohli's 51-ball innings helped the Men in Blue chase 162 to win and knock Australia out of the tournament.