Ian Chappell selects Virat Kohli over Steve Smith as captain and batter

NEW DELHI: Former Australian Captain Ian Chappell named his choice among the current captain of India Virat Kohli and Australian cricket player Steve Smith .

Because cricket is not being played these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, past and current stars are engaging on social media to keep themselves busy and entertained.

Chappell was asked to choose one between Smith and Kohli and said to ESPN Cricinfo's Raunak Kapoor on Twitter: As a captain or hitter?

To this Kapoor said: You tell me.

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Chappell said: I would take Kohli both ways, as captain and hitter.

Despite Smith being his compatriot, Chappell went ahead with Kohli, who is widely regarded as the best hitter of the modern era. He also gave him his vote of confidence as captain.

Chappell was one of the most charismatic Australian leaders of all time and led them to many famous victories during his time at the helm. In total, he played 75 tests and 16 ODI for Australia.

He was also asked during the session about bowlers who he would have liked to captain and chose the former player from the Antilles Malcolm Marshall and former Pakistani sprinter Wasim akram .