No praise and awards in the world are as big as the appreciation of contemporaries, especially the ones who are equally talented and are always pitted against each other. Steve Smith has won millions hearts when he announced that Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the best ODI batsman that the world has right now. This lovely gesture was shown by the player during the Q&A session that the player was attending. Smith has asked his fans to ask him questions over Instagram and when he was asked who he thought was the best ODI batsman, he replied with Kohli’s name. Now that is sportsmanship!
Steve Smith also KL Rahul and Sanju Samson as the rising stars of India. Smith is in England right now for ODI series with the host country. When the cricketer was asked about Jos Buttler, who was the reason of Australia’s defeat in T20 series, Smith had a goofy and heart-warming reply to this question. The cricketer said, “Terrific player. Hopefully no runs against us this week then he can score as many as he likes in IPL,”. Smith and Buttler both are going to be part of the IPL but representing different teams. Smith is always pitted against other batsman as a competition to them but through this Q&A the player showed the fans that competition is only on the field.