Virat Kohli Vs AB de Villiers Vs Hashim Amla
Suppose you are the captain of a team X and you have given three options to choose among Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, whom would you choose? Perhaps this is one of the toughest questions ever asked to any captain of a cricket team. All of the three batsmen are the aces of their team. And being a hardcore cricket fan, it is also very tough to decide who is the best among the three of them. As far as their cricket career is concerned, they have done some great miracles and played some marvelous innings for their nation. It is pretty obvious that whether you belong from India or South Africa, or from any part of the world if you are a cricket follower, you surely are a fan of these three living legends. Now, let us focus on their career and try to discuss on some of the factors that may give an extra edge over the other.
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Virat Kohli (India)
Born and brought up in Delhi, this Indian right-handed batsman is one of the game changers of the Indian cricket team. Though he is not that much successful with his bowling career, but as a batsman, whenever he stands on the pitch, well you can expect some miracles. This young and talented batsman is also the present vice-captain of the team India and the current Test captain of the team.
Kohli has represented Delhi in several national forms of cricket and he was the captain of the under 19 cricket team of India. He led the team India to a victory at the under 19 world cup in the year of 2008. After that, he made his first ODI debut and it was a match against the team of Sri Lanka. He became a crucial member of the team India and India won the 2011 World Cup. He played his first test match against West Indies in the year of 2013. He was also at the top position of the ICC ranking list for the ODI batsmen and he also achieved great success when he started playing in the T20 format of the cricket.
AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Well, you can say that he has made so many achievements that can only be broken by a next generation AB de Villiers. He is the one man army of the South African cricket team and the current captain of the ODI squad. After South Africa lost in the 2011 World Cup, he became the next successor of Graeme Smith. Till now, he is known for his great achievements and he is regarded as the best batsman of all time. He has proven several times by dominating the ICC rankings and he is always at the top position of the list. He has set some marvelous records of scoring the fastest fifty, fastest hundred and the fastest hundred and fifty runs. He was also the wicket-keeper of the team and served for several years until Quinton de Kock made his debut. Well, all of these achievements may give him an extra edge over the other two batsmen.
Hashim Amla (South Africa)
Hashim Amla is another talented right-handed South African batsman. He is also a part-time pace bowler of the South African team. Usually, he bats at the third number in a test match and in the case of ODIs; he has opened the South African batting chart for several times. He has also set some beautiful records such as the fastest batsman to reach 2000 runs and the fastest batsman to score 20 ODI hundreds. He is currently the third batsman is the ICC rankings, both in test and ODI matches. He also became the first South African batsman to score a triple century against England in a test match. There is a list of achievements that Amla has scored and maybe it is the reason why several cricket fans regard him as the best batsman in the world.
The bottom line is, it is actually a tough choice to decide the best among the three as all of them have played some magnificent innings at some point of their career and they have also set some records. But, the statistics say that AB de Villiers might have an extra edge over the rest two. But, at last it is your choice to decide the best batsman.
Virat Kohli Vs AB de Villiers Vs Hashim Amla Stats (As of 24th Oct 2015)