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I’ve copied AB de Villiers, Kane Williamson and learnt from Virat Kohli: Steve Smith

Smith disclosed that he had copied a bit of AB de Villers.


Australian cricket team captain Steve Smith has been in a very good form in the last couple of months, Smith had scored 1,754 runs from 24 matches last year, including seven centuries.

The Aussies skipper was also named as the ‘Test player of the year’ by International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2017.

While talking to, Steve Smith disclosed that he had copied a bit of South African batsman AB de Villiers and learnt one or two things from Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

“I have learnt a little bit of Virat Kohli, the way he plays spin and the way he hits the ball through the offside. I have probably learnt a little bit out of that,” Steve Smith said.

“I have copied a bit of what AB de Villiers has done. I just open ,myself and set myself to play the ball, especially when the ball is reversing,” Smith added.

Steve Smith also revealed that a few years ago, he tried to copy the batting style of New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.

“A few years ago, I tried to bat like Kane Williamson, play the ball really late. I look at different people, the way they play, what works for them and sometimes try and incorporate them into my game,” he continued.

Smith also claimed that Virat, De Villiers and Williamson are among the best players in the world.

“I just try and learn. These guys are the best players in the world for reasons. You try and get whatever you can out of it,” he concluded.