The legend of Cricket world from West Indies, Brian Lara who is currently a part of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour and is in New York stated that the England Test Captain Joe Root and Indian team skipper Virat Kohli are the best batsmen in the world presently. During the Reddit Ask Me Anything – AMA session, Lara stated that his favourite bowlers are the South African Pacer Kagiso Rabada and England Speedster James Anderson. Root’s and Kohli are currently engaged in the England vs. India test series where England is in the lead with 3-1. In spite of the results, the 29-year-old Indian Skipper has managed to steal the limelight with his splendid performance.
The number of runs by the best Test batsmen in the world is 544 runs in four matches that includes his three fifties and two centuries. The final Test will be played today at the Kennington Oval in London.
While talking about the array of topics, Lara said, "Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne always confused me in the early part of our confrontation, whilst Shane Warne didn't. Having said that, as my innings grew I felt I had more control over Muttiah, whilst Shane seemed to grow in confidence. They were definitely the two best spinners of my time. "He (Warne) played for the best team in the world during my era, he was and still is, regarded as the best leg-spinner to play the game. It was a battle I just embraced in some of the largest cricketing arenas,"
He added, “The most important thing for the ICC to consider is the growth of the game, where that will happen is in the T20 format. All the countries that are taking to the sport as of late are naturally attracted to T20 format since it's the most exciting. "Moving on to the longer formats, you want good quality and intense cricket and only the best teams in the world can offer that. Therefore, I feel the number of teams in the World T20 being 16 and the number in the ODI World Cup being 10 is just right,"
He also said, "The T20 format lasts just three hours so I don't see why it can't be included in the Olympics. It was nice to see golf get that opportunity again, it's time for cricket now,"