Virat lagging behind Steve Smith, it is impossible to return to the top of Fab-Four! Joe Root 2681 runs ahead


New Delhi. Virat Kohli, who once held the number-1 position, has fallen so far behind in the list of Fab Four that his comeback seems impossible. Especially in Test cricket, which Virat Kohli considers the best. Virat Kohli’s fans may feel bad about this. But what is the use of turning away from reality. Fab Four ie Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root. When we look at the performance of these four in Test cricket, Virat is mostly seen at number three or number four in the category. The routes that are on the first number. To be honest, the difference between King Kohli and Joe Root does not seem to end now.

Fab four of cricket. Simply put, the 4 best cricketers of the same time. This term has been used for different players at different times. For example, this term was once used for Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in Indian cricket. In the same period, when it came to world cricket, the names of Sachin Tendulkar’s counterpart Brian Lara and Inzamam-ul-Haq came up. There was never a consensus for the fourth cricketer. Fans kept adding names as per their choice.

However, let’s return to the Fab Four of current world cricket ie Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root. All of them started their careers between 2010 and 2012 and became world champions in one or the other format. Among these four, till 2020, Virat Kohli seems to be at the forefront of the race. But the Kovid era put such a war on his bat that the tone of his game went away. Let us see where these four cricketers stand in today’s date.

It would be right to make one more thing clear here that only Test cricket is being talked about here. First of all, the cricketer of Fab Four, who has scored the most runs in these four. This is the root. Joe Root has scored 11236 runs in 133 matches at an average of 50.16, which includes 30 centuries. His highest score is 254.

Joe Root is the only cricketer among these four who have scored more than 11,000 runs. The remaining three are not even close to 10,000 runs yet. Australia’s Steve Smith is at number two in the Fab Four. Steve Smith has scored 9137 runs in 100 Tests so far. That is, the figure of 10,000 is far away from them and at least in 2023, they are not seen touching this figure.

For Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, the figure of 9000 runs is far away. Virat has so far scored 8555 runs in 110 Tests. Kane Williamson has 8124 runs in 94 Tests.

This is the matter of run. Even in the matter of centuries, Virat Kohli is behind in the Fab Four. Virat has so far scored 28 Test centuries. Kane Williamson’s figure is also the same. In this case, Steve Smith is first with 32 centuries and Joe Root is second with 30 centuries.

Virat Kohli has been left far behind in terms of average like runs and centuries. Virat, who once scored runs at an average of 50-52, now averages just over 48. While Steve Smith is scoring at an average of 58. Kane Williamson averages 54 and Joe Root averages over 50.

It is not just about the figures. It is a matter of expectation that how far a player can go now. Even in this expectation, Virat is either on par with his Fab Four teammates or behind them. For example, if we talk about the age of these four, then Joe Root and Kane Williamson are 32-32 years old. While Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are 34 years old. Kohli will turn 35 this year.

It is clear that Virat Kohli is 2681 runs behind Joe Root. Only to reach this figure of Joe Root, Virat will have to play consistently well till at least 2025. And if Joe Root continues to play well during this time, then it will be impossible for Virat to touch him.

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