When it comes to fab four batsmen, it reminds us of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root and Kane Williamson. These four players have absolutely been consistent time and time again while playing for their respective teams.
They carved out a reputation for themselves and went on to become modern-day batting greats. While Virat Kohli has been delivering the goods across all formats of the game, Joe Root has been focusing on red-ball cricket at the moment.
On the other hand, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson have been playing across formats for the national cricket team. Steve Smith is dominating the charts in terms of most hundreds scored as far as the purest format of the game is concerned.
Steve Smith scored the most Test centuries among the Fab 4
Australia’s best batsman, Steve Smith has by far scored 29 centuries in red-ball cricket whereas Joe Root comes next on the list with 28 centuries. On the other hand, Virat Kohli is third on the list with 27 centuries and Kane Williamson is fourth on the list with 25 centuries.
The last time when Virat Kohli scored his Test century was way back in 2019 during a day-night pink-ball affair against Bangladesh. He also came under fire for his low scores in the recently-concluded Test series against the Tigers.
On the other hand, Steve Smith missed out on a century by 15 runs during the ongoing MCG Test against South Africa. Kane Williamson who is currently involved in the ongoing Karachi Test brought up his 25th Test century in the first innings.
As far as the overall tally is concerned, Joe Root is dominating the Test charts compared to the other batters in the Fab 4. He scored 10,629 runs at an average of 49.4 whereas Steve Smith scored 8458 runs at an average of 60.4. Kohli has scored 8119 runs at an average of 48.9 whereas Kane Williamson scored 7368 runs at an average of 52.6.
Imagine if Smith wasn't banned.
He would have scored 35+ 🥵
— DhoniFanRoshan🦁 (@ItsRoshan1234) December 28, 2022
'Imagining' won't increase his century count.
He was guilty, thus punished. No point in imagining it.
And anyways, he is best Test batter among fab 4
— Samanya Singh (@samanya_singh) December 28, 2022
No century from last 3 years still only 2 behind.. King for a reason @imVkohli 👑👑👑👑
— War. Mehran (@mehran_war) December 28, 2022
Class is always permanent for legendary batsmen
— Kings 2 (@Fanbasecrictext) December 28, 2022
Smith the GOAT of test currently.
— Messi_Kohli_Neymar's fanboi 🤠 (@Goat4521Messi) December 28, 2022
Once upon a time when kohli is far ahead of them
— Mayak (@Mayak56012891) December 28, 2022
— ɪᴍʀᴀɴ 🇧🇩 (@KollyImran) December 28, 2022
— akshay725 (@akshay7251) December 28, 2022
Smith undoubtedly the best test batter of this generation
— Bhaskar (@futurePOTUS_02) December 28, 2022