Kohli the most consistent performer in ODIs: Rabada

Cape Town, April 23 (IANS) South Africa speedster Kagiso Rabada heaped praise on India captain Virat Kohli and called him as the most consistent performer in the 50-over format of the game.

He also named England all-rounder Ben Stokes, Australia batsman Steve Smith and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson as the players whom he likes in world cricket.

Kohli is currently the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world while he is placed at the second spot in Test rankings led by Steve Smith. Williamson is placed at the fourth spot in this particular list.

“If you look at one day cricket, I’d say Virat Kohli is the most consistent performer, he is consistent in Test cricket as well. I even like the work of Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson,” Rabada said during a chat show.

In normal circumstances, Rabada would have been currently up against the aforementioned big names of world cricket in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), however, due to coronavirus pandemic the tournament has been postponed by the BCCI.

Rabada has been a revelation since making his debut for South Africa a few years ago. He has scalped 117 wickets in 73 ODIs and 197 wickets in 43 Tests for the Proteas and is the leading fast bolwer of his country in all three formats at just the age of 24.

–IANS

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