It is clarified that to be the best batsman in all format, one have to be the best among all in the international format and have to keep the better stats. There is manifested differences between an average cricketer, good cricketer and great cricketer and to be the best one have to trace the better and be optimistic to what had been called. A batsman have to allot the best to keep thrive the position and it is mandatory for the player to keep the stats always on the epitome position. International cricket have seen players whose records speak more than the name and that is the one in generation player. Players like Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Pointing are the greatest among them. They have always been best in all formats whether it is stated towards the captaincy or as an individual player.
In this modern era, there is no cricketer yet who had shown the apex efforts for that epitome player tag in all formats. There are only few players who had shown the ability and Virat Kohli is one of them. He is one of that fab-4 players in the world who achieves that greatest player tag. The four are Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Joe Root and Steven Smith. They are the present generation player who are the best among all and what picks them differ from everyone is that precision factor which is carried all the format.
Virat Kohli who debuted for Indian Team in 2008 is the one and only player who holds an average of above 50 in all the three formats. He is been tremendous and now appointed as the skipper of Indian National Cricket Team. He has scored 70 international centuries yet with 43 in ODIs and 27 in Tests cricket. With the reference to this, he is also the only player to score more than 20000 runs in this decade. He is also been a step away from being considered as the favourite to win the ‘ICC PLAYER OF THE DECADE AWARD’ but the commentator Mark Nicholas feels something different. He thinks that Virat Kohli is not currently the best in all formats as he thinks Virat performance towards T20 form has been left in a dark shade after seen in the IPL2020.
Rather than picking Virat Kohli, Mark Nicholas picked Pakistani skipper Babar Azam in the list of great players besides picking Pat Cummins, Jofra Archer, Quinton de Kock, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada, Kane Williamson, David Warner.
“How many cricketers on this earth are a shoo-in for a World XI in all three formats of the international game. Not many. David Warner and Jasprit Bumrah perhaps? Maybe not Virat Kohli right now, after an IPL that seemed to have left his T20 game somewhat in limbo,” quoted by Mark Nicholas to ESPNCricinfo.
“Then again, maybe Virat Kohli is an unwise omission. Babar Azam? Kane Williamson possibly? Ben Stokes surely! And which of Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer and Pat Cummins, or all three? Trent Boult? Mitchell Starc? Ah, here’s one. Quinton de Kock. Yes, certain tick- Quinny the Quiet, with his gifts from the gods.” Said by Mark Nicholas.
Mark Nicholas’ current all format World XI:
David Warner, Quinton de Kock, Babar Azam, Ben Stokes, Kane Williamson, Jos Buttler, Ravi Ashwin, Rashid Khan, Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah.