New Delhi: Virat Kohli is a “far, far better” batsman than Steve Smith as far as white-ball cricket is concerned, stated former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir on Monday.

Kohli, with 11,000 plus runs and 43 centuries in ODIs, is way ahead of Smith who is closing in on 4000 runs with eight three-figure scorers.

“Virat Kohli is far far better than Steve Smith in white-ball cricket. There’s no comparison. I would not compare Kohli to Smith in white-ball cricket. I would actually want to see what spot Smith bats on,” Gambhir stated on the eve of India’s first ODI against Australia.

“Are they’re going to push him at no 4 or would have him bat at 3 and send Labuschagne at no 4,” he added.

On the bowling front, Gambhir feels that Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami can trouble Aussie batsmen with sheer pace in the ODI series starting from Tuesday.

By Aditya Nayak