Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are to cricket what Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are to football -- head and shoulders above the rest, and fierce on-field rivals. Just like the Messi vs Ronaldo debate is a never-ending one, the Kohli vs Smith comparisons are ceaseless as well. Despite the world pitting them against each other, the two superstars of cricket seem to have immense respect for each other. Virat Kohli has spoken about his admiration for Steve Smith, even gesturing to fans during a match not to boo Smith after the Australian had returned from his ban, while Smith too has spoken highly of Kohli on numerous occasions.
On Sunday, the Australian star was asked by a fan say one word about Kohli, and Smith's choice of word was -- "Freak!"