Virat Kohli is world’s best right now but Sachin Tendulkar is obviously No.1: Brett Lee

Lee feels that Kane Williamson has a beautiful technique, very sound, likes spending time at the crease.

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2016, 22:12 PM IST
Virat Kohli is world’s best right now but Sachin Tendulkar is obviously No.1: Brett Lee

New Delhi: The kind purple patch Virat Kohli is going through, comparisons with legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar are inevitable.

But Australian pacer Brett Lee has a different outlook regarding the duo.

“They’re different players, and it’s too hard to compare eras. We can’t compare (Don) Bradman to Steve Waugh or Bradman to Sachin. We can’t compare Sachin to Kohli. Sachin didn’t play a lot of T20 cricket.

"You know, with 200 Test matches to his name, Sachin to me is obviously No. 1. In terms of what Kohli is doing, he’s certainly the world’s best batsman right now in my opinion,” Lee told DNA.

Apart from Kohli, Lee also discussed the techniques and batting style of probably the three best batsmen in contemporary cricket -- Steve Smith, Joe Root and Kane Williamson – in an interesting manner.

“Kane Williamson – Beautiful technique, very sound, likes spending time at the crease. He’s done really well for his country.”

“Steven Smith – A bit loose the way he plays, a bit more flamboyant, but very, very strong mindset. Great leader, loves scoring runs. His technique, which is not everyone’s bread and butter, is working for him, and he’s very effective in what he does.”

“Joe Root – His technique on seaming English wickets has proved that he can play on any surface around the world. He’s a guy that’s a very attacking batsman, and yet has a beautiful technique.”