Mohammad Amir says Kohli is the best batsman in the world

Mohammad Amir says Kohli is the best batsman in the world
Indian captain Virat Kohli presents a cricket bat to Pakistan fast bowling superstar Mohammad Amir (AFP file)

Dubai - Amir was the hero of Pakistan's Champions Trophy final win over arch-rivals India



By KT Sport

Published: Tue 18 Jul 2017, 6:17 PM

Last updated: Wed 19 Jul 2017, 8:27 PM

Pakistan fast bowling superstar Mohammad Amir rated Indian captain Virat Kohli as the best batsman in the world today.
During a question-answer session with his 360 thousand Twitter followers, an Indian fan asked the Pakistan left-arm fast bowler to name his best batsman. 

The fan gave him four options - Kohli, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith.
But the star of Pakistan's stunning Champions Trophy final win over arch-rivals India said that Kohli was the best in the world today.
Remarkably it was Amir's magnificent opening spell in the final against India which turned the match decisively in Pakistan's favour. Amir took three quick wickets - Rohit Sharma, Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan - to put Pakistan in commanding position.
Buoyed by a brilliant hundred from Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan made 338/4 in 50 overs in the final on June 18 in London. In reply, India were all out for 158, losing the match by 180 runs. 
Amir also bowled a brilliant spell against India in a T20 match in 2016. But Kohli that day saved India with a fighting half-century. The Indian captain later heaped praise on Amir and even gifted his bat.
The 25-year-old bowler also revealed that Wasim Akram, the iconic left-arm fast bowler, is his biggest inspiration in cricket.
 
 
 
 


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