LONDON, May 16: Steve Smith�s accomplishments pale in comparison to Virat Kohli�s �unreal numbers� and the Indian captain has outstripped even the great Sachin Tendulkar with his mastery of chases, feels former England star Kevin Pietersen.
Smith and Kohli are among the leading batsmen in the world now but for Pietersen, the Australia doesn�t even come close to the Indian superstar.
�Kohli, hands down. Freakshow. His record chasing, winning games for India with the amount of pressure he consistently lives under, Smith doesn�t even come close,� Pietersen told former Zimbabwe cricketer Pommie Mbangwa during an Instalive.
When Mbangway asked Pietersen to choose between Kohli and Tendulkar, he said: �Again Virat because of his chasing numbers. His chasing numbers are frightening. He averages 80 in chases, all his one-day hundreds come when chasing�. PTI