Mohammed Amir is a world-class bowler: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is widely regarded as the best batsman of the modern era. The bowlers all over the world spend hours trying to find a weakness in his batting but the Indian maestro has dominated most of them in his splendid career so far.

But there is one bowler who has troubled Virat Kohli more than others. Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir has caused problems to Kohli in the recent times and the 28-year-old reckons Amir is one of the best bowlers in the world currently.

Amir had dismissed Kohli in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in England earlier this year that proved to be the decisive blow in the result of the match. In a recent interview with Bollywood Superstar Aamir Khan, the Delhi-lad heaped praises on the fast bowler from the neighboring country.

“In the recent times, Mohammed Amir of Pakistan. He is in the top two or three bowlers in the world and the toughest bowlers I have played in my career. You have to be on your ‘A’ Game when you’re facing him or he will strike. Oustanding! Very good bowler!” he said.

“I would like to complement Mohammed Amir for the way he bowled. I actually congratulated him while he was bowling. I was so happy to play such an amazing spell. He is a world-class bowler,” he added.

Contrasting relations on and off the field

The rivalry between the two is fierce on the field but the duo shares a good relation off it. Kohli had gifted a bat to Amir earlier and the two have been vocal in praising each other. Amir, after hearing Kohli’s applauds for himself, was ecstatic and expressed his joy.

“Kohli’s praise made my day. It was generous of him what he said for me. It’s the sort of encouragement that you need and when it comes from a superstar like Virat, it means a lot. On the other hand, it’s a big challenge for me as well because it adds to my responsibility to prove that I am worth that praise. Even before the match, he used some good words for me. It was very kind of him,” said Amir.

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