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    Virat Kohli vs AB de Villiers - Who is better Test batsmen?

    Although there has been many comparison threads in Odis between the two, but let's make one in tests.

    Both have their own flaws. So who do you think is a better test batsmen of the two?

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    It is too early to compare them because AB is much further into his career. So far, AB has been better.

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    Please don't insult AB like this. On every pitch on the planet that isn't as flat as a national highway he is light years ahead of Kohli. Kohli's only claim to fame as a test batsman is that he can cash in like no one else on roads. Got embarrassed against Seam and swing multiple times and Lyon and O Keefe gave him a mugging at his home's turners at well. He can navigate bounce and pace but so can AB and at everything else Kohli is not even in the competition.

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    Kohli..

    At least hasn’t abandoned the team when going became tough.

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    I criticize AB a lot, but comparing him with Kohli in the test format ? AB is far ahead at this moment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Proactive_ View Post
    Please don't insult AB like this. On every pitch on the planet that isn't as flat as a national highway he is light years ahead of Kohli. Kohli's only claim to fame as a test batsman is that he can cash in like no one else on roads. Got embarrassed against Seam and swing multiple times and Lyon and O Keefe gave him a mugging at his home's turners at well. He can navigate bounce and pace but so can AB and at everything else Kohli is not even in the competition.
    Kohli got out to Lyon and Okeefe just twice in that series. AB is a better test batsman but it is high time you stop making things up.

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    Kohli because he can dominate the way AB can't. AB is more consistent overall but Kohli is better.

    Whether he surpasses AB or not, we will have to wait for few years to make a conclusion.

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    ABDV.Its not even a comparision at this time.

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    Kohli will finish as the better player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proactive_ View Post
    Please don't insult AB like this. On every pitch on the planet that isn't as flat as a national highway he is light years ahead of Kohli.
    The Key to this discussion is how you deduce that ... I suppose its flat when Kohli makes runs ? Heads I win Tails you lose ...


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    AB is better. Kohli hasn't even achieved 50% of the potential he promised. But i strongly believe he will eventually get there. He is aware of what it means to be a solid test batsman. Right now his shot selection is slightly iffy especially when you keep floating the ball outside the offstump.

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    AB easily

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    ABD ,and why is the comparison being made?


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    I don't think indians consider kohli their best test player as well.

    He is very inconsistent thats why his average barely touches 50

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    ABD. No debate.

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    Some of these comparaisons makes no sense. AB has played int cricket longer than Virat. It would be a fair comparaison if both has played the same amount of time of international cricket or we can certainly compare AB of the past Vs Virat of the present (time wise). That would be a fair comparaison. Also, Let's not forget that AB is pretty much almost done with test cricket where as virat still has a long way to go.

    My honest opinion, at the end of both careers, virat will be on top. Currently AB wins hands down.

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    Abdv is better but I believe Kohli will end his career as the better player

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    ABDV, but the next few years will define what his (test) legacy would be, his decision to skip the England series was just appalling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLcric123 View Post
    Although there has been many comparison threads in Odis between the two, but let's make one in tests.

    Both have their own flaws. So who do you think is a better test batsmen of the two?
    To clear things, I was talking about their performance when they retires.

    Currently, its a no-brainer.

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    de Villiers simply because he has played a lot more, but Kohli will surpass him by the time he retires. He is already a better Limited Overs player and a far better captain.

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    AB. Looks is good but needs to deliver on our next overseas cycle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    de Villiers simply because he has played a lot more, but Kohli will surpass him by the time he retires. He is already a better Limited Overs player and a far better captain.
    Even a stone will be a better captain than AB so it's not saying much.
    Last edited by UN talkz; 11th October 2017 at 13:54.


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    As of right now, AB has had the far better and more meaningful career, but I would be shocked if Kohli didnt end up being sen as far better by the time he retires.

    one frame of reference: AB has scored 21 test hundreds, Kohli has already scored 17. Now, obviously hundreds ar only one stat, but its pretty telling.

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    AB is better in both tests and ODIs.

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    ABD is miles better in test cricket. Kohli has achieved nothing comparable to AB's resume in tests.

    ABD is also superior in ODI cricket but Kohli is the better T20 batsman and captain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLcric123 View Post
    To clear things, I was talking about their performance when they retires.

    Currently, its a no-brainer.
    How do we do that? Kohli could get crippled tomorrow and have his career ended. AB could play till he's 40 or retire after his next game. Humans don't know what the future holds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    How do we do that? Kohli could get crippled tomorrow and have his career ended. AB could play till he's 40 or retire after his next game. Humans don't know what the future holds.
    We do that exactly the same way as you did when you said " Normal services will resume"


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    Kohli hasn't surpassed AB yet in ODIs. Neither have won anything substantial for their team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tusker View Post
    We do that exactly the same way as you did when you said " Normal services will resume"
    That was based on history and well, your overseas cycle in coming up. We know what that means...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Kohli hasn't surpassed AB yet in ODIs. Neither have won anything substantial for their team.
    ABD has been far better in World Cup matches. He did all he could to ensure South Africa reach the finals of the 2015 WC but Steyn bowled a rubbish delivery in the final over which was all it took for NZ to win.


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