Experts world over have been going gaga over Virat Kohli's batting exploits and consider him to be the best batman in the world, though it might be debatable for some with cricketers such as AB de Villiers, Steven Smith, Kane Williamson in the same bracket.
His performance against Pakistan was top class, where he played a match winning knock of 100 odd runs. It is such innings, which puts him in the bracket of best players.
But, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum says that he has not seen anyone better than Kane Williamson at his age.
The New Zealander has been doing very well for the Black Caps in both the shorter as well as the longer format. He has scored more than 3000 runs at an average of 45 after just having played 39 Test matches.
His ODI record is also impressive with 2547 runs to his name from 67 ODIs.
"I know the comparisons with Kohli will keep coming. Kohli is fantastic player but I can speak for Kane because I know him better. I have hardly seen anybody better than Kane at his age," The Times of India quoted Brendon McCullum.
In the Test arena, things stand very close between Kohli and Williamson, as Kohli averages 46.30 with the bat with 2547 runs, but the Delhi lad enjoys a superior record in the ODIs, where he averages 51 along with 22 centuries.
Virat Kohli is 26 years old, while Williamson is just 24, so ten years down the line, one would be able to deduce, who among the two is a greater batsman.
Kohli has been one of the best batsmen of late and the way he paces his innings while chasing big scores have been admired by many.
"Kane lends incredible solidity to the middle-order of our team. I have all the admiration in the world for the way Kohli leads those run-chases for India, but I can assure you that Kane is as good as anybody else in the world,"
McCullum feels that Williamson would go down as New Zealand's greatest batsman ever. This is a huge statement from the skipper, as the Black Caps did have a number of great batsmen in the past, which includes Mark Greatbatch, Martin Crowe, Stephen Fleming, Nathan Astle etc.
"Kane is a phenomenal talent," McCullum added. "I believe he'll go down as our greatest-ever batter. I don't want to put that added pressure on him, but what we're seeing at the moment is a guy who is incredibly comfortable with his game, who keeps trying to develop his game, keeps learning."
It is for his talent and consistent showing that Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Williamson for ₹60 lakh in the IPL 2015 auction.