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By Saradha | May 12, 2020 11:45 AM

Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers was put in a difficult spot on Monday when fans asked him to choose his favorite player between Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Sachin Tendulkar while he was talking in an Instagram Live session. 

Tendulkar or Kohli? AB de Villiers picks his Favourite!

De Villiers, played under Kohli at the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He picked Kohli over Steve Smith for his ability to score and win games across the globe. Nevertheless, he did mention that it was a very difficult choice to make. 

"Let's do it in tennis terms. Virat is like Federer, Smith is more like Nadal. He's (Smith) mentally very strong and figured out a way of scoring runs, he looks odd at the crease, doesn't look natural but he ends up breaking records and doing amazing things at the crease. But my pick is Virat, who is more of a natural ball-player. He's scored runs all over the world, won games under pressure so he's my pick," de Villiers said.

When asked to pick between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. He Picked the latter. 

"I think Virat will also say that he's (Tendulkar) the main guy, he's the dude. He set the standards for guys like us to follow,” he said.

However, he added that "Sachin was amazing in all formats, all sorts of situations but Virat tops him there when it comes to chasing under pressure. When the heat is really on you feel like your whole body is numb, but he (Kohli) stands up and he does amazing things. That's what Virat does under pressure.”

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