The Australian wicket-keeper batter, Matthew Wade in an interview on ‘Perfect Batter’ reveals the qualities he has inherited from Perfect Batters. Consisting of a combination of Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Steve Smith. Fans have admired his list. However, some have even criticized the cricket list as some of the players are having a bad phase and are out of form like Kohli and Pujara.
However, Matthew Wade has made his list of all-time Perfect Batters, not biased or recent stats-based, but on the basis of their traits.
- ATTITUDE- Virat Kohli
- TEMPERAMENT- Virat Kohli
- DRIVING- Steve Smith
- PULL SHOT- Ricky Ponting
- CUT SHOT- Phil Huges
- DEFENCE- Chesteswar Pujara
- POWER HITTING- Hardik Pandya
- CELEBRATION- David Warner
1. Virat Kohli
Matthew Wade feels a ‘Perfect Batter’ should have the attitude of Former India Skipper Virat Kohli, who is known for his energetic and passionate self on the field. The never-giving up and always having the hunger of winning makes Kohli a special player. Wade admires the attitude of Kohli on the cricket ground.
2. Steve Smith
Matthew Wade has defined a pretty decent combination of players as the list comprises of some quality batters who are, well, technical in sounding and one of them is Steven Smith. He feels that the cover drive shot of ‘Steve Smith’ is classy and elegant that’s what makes him a special player. Smith is one of the few batters who once settled, can be too hot to handle for any opposition.
3. Chesteswar Pujara
When the team is in trouble, the defensive approach of ‘Cheteshwar Pujara’ is all a team needs. To stay at the crease and hold the wicket so that team can avoid the pressure that adds him to the list.
4. Hardik Pandya
Matthew Wade also admires the destructive hitting of ‘Hardik Pandya‘. The fearless approach he shows while batting builds pressure on the opponent teams.
5. Ricky Ponting
Matthew Wade explained how the pull shot of Ricky Ponting has always been discussed. e hinted in a video uploaded on cricket.au.in that nobody could play the pull shot better than Ricky Ponting.
Matthew Wade himself is a high-potential batsman, he helped the Aussies to win the T20 World Cup 2021. He even had an impressive big bash 2021-22 season, as he amassed 325 runs in 13 matches at an average of 27. He will be looking forward to continuing his form in the upcoming series.