David Warner in a recent interaction with Harsha Bhogle opened up about what makes Steve Smith and Virat Kohli the two standout players of this generation. He pointed out various things which the two have in common and things which he finds are contrasting.
While pointing out the similarities between the two he said “When it comes to cricket, they both have got the mental strength, the mental capacity to score runs. They both love spending time in the middle. They stabilise, they boost morale – if they score runs, everyone else’s morale is up. If they are out cheaply you almost sense that on the field that everyone is (down on morale and thinking) ‘now we all have to step up.”
He however also opined on the differences between the two. “It’s a very bizarre situation. Virat’s passion and drive to score runs are different from what Steve’s would be. Steve is going out there for a hit in the middle, that’s how he sees things. He’s hitting them out in the middle, he’s having fun, he’s enjoying himself, just does not want to get out,” David Warner added.