Achievers News, 22 June 2020: Australia’s Steve Smith has hailed Indian superstar and on-field rival Virat Kohli as a “terrific guy” and a strong leader who plays hard on the field.
“I had few conversations with him (Virat) off the field, few messages here and there in recent times just to see how things are going in India,” Smith told Indian broadcaster Star Sports on Saturday.
“He is a terrific guy and we both play hard out on the field.”
Smith — who tops the world Test batting rankings with Kohli second — is now eagerly awaiting Australia’s scheduled series with India later this year that includes four Tests. “They are an amazing side and can’t wait to play them when they come out to Australia this year, will be something incredibly special,” said Smith.