Virat Kohli or AB de Villiers?: Brad Hogg picks the better batsman between the two

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There is no doubt that Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are one of the biggest names in modern-day cricket. Both enjoy a mass fan following across the globe. The duo has contributed a lot to their respective nations.


When it comes to league cricket, then both Kohli and De Villiers share the same dressing room for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

However, there is always a debate amongst cricket fans as to who is the best between the two. Many former cricketers have surfaced their opinion on the same, and now former Australian spin-bowler Brad Hogg has also joined the club.


Hogg, on Saturday, interacted with his fans on Twitter and gave his verdict to one of the fans’ questions who asked the former leggie to rate the better batsman between ABD and Kohli.

A fan wrote, “@Brad_Hogg@TomMoodyCricket, Considering AB still being in such a supreme form after retirement and Virat too at peak of his game, Who do you guys think is a better batsman between AB & Kohli.”


Hogg quoted the fan’s tweet and replied by saying that the statistics are in favour of Kohli.

The 49-year-old took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “Kohli, stars (stats) back it up.”

Another fan asked that if the Decision Review System (DRS) technology was available in the 90s, then India’s iconic player Sachin Tendulkar would’ve scored 10-15 more international hundreds or not?


Hogg replied to the tweet and opined that it would be the same as the DRS technology goes both ways.

For those who aren’t aware, DRS is a technology-based system used in cricket to assist the match officials with their decision-making. On-field umpires may choose to consult with the third umpire, and players may request the third umpire to review the on-field umpires’ decision.

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