Ahead of the first India vs New Zealand Test match at Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson picked the best all-format batsman of the world. Williamson had ‘no doubts’ in his mind in taking India captain Virat Kohli’s name as the best batsman of the world currently. Both Williamson and Kohli share a good bond on and off the field. Kohli and Williamson were also seen chatting on the sidelines for a long time during the fifth T20I at Mount Maunganui, in which both skippers were not part of the playing XI. Kohli has time and again voiced his support for Williamson, who had received a lot of flak after Australia whitewashed New Zealand 3-0. And now Williamson has showered praise on Kohli.

“Obviously, Virat is the best, one-off, without a doubt in all formats but they are a quality side and leading the World Test Championship,” said Williamson on the eve of the first Test at Wellington.

Williamson further said that India’s top spot in the World Test Championship (WTC) is because of the quality batting line-up and world-class bowling unit.