Cricket: Ricky Ponting settles the debate for the current best batsman

Ricky Ponting
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Ricky Ponting looks on before the ICC Champions Trophy match between England and Australia at Edgbaston cricket ground on June 10, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

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Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting gave his thoughts on the widely sprung debate on the best batsman in the world currently.

Ponting revealed that he rates Virat Kohli the highest at present. The legend also added the fact that he only rated the Indian skipper at the top due to the absence of the suspended Steve Smith. The legend added:

“Right now, he (Kohli) is because Steve Smith is not there. 

“(But) if Steve Smith was playing now, I’d have him as the number one player in the world.”

Ponting also went on to state that he expects Steve Smith to carry on from where he left, and take over the mantle from Kohli to be the best batsman in the world.

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