Virat Kohli best batsman in the world: Mohammad Amir

Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Virat Kohli

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Amir conducted a chat session on Twitter where he termed Kohli the best batsman in the world
  2. Amir said he equally cherished getting Sachin Tendulkar’s wicket during the 2009 Champions Trophy
  3. Amir’s spell in the 2017 CT final ripped the heart out of India’s batting

NEW DELHI: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has picked Indian captain Virat Kohli over Joe Root, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson as the best batsman in the world. Amir, who conducted a chat session on Twitter, was asked who he thought was the best in the business among the four, and his reply was: “They all are but personally Virat Kohli”

Amir reiterated his statement by replying to another tweet that asked him: “who is currently the best batsman in the world according to u”. Amir’s reply was once again Kohli.

n the Champions Trophy final, Amir ripped the heart out of the Indian batting order with his devastating opening spell in which he removed India’s top three – Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma – as Pakistan went on to beat India by 180 runs to win the ICC title for the first time.

Amir revealed that he equally cherished picking up Sachin Tendulkar‘s wicket in his first ever Champions Trophy in 2009. The left-arm quick removed the leading run-scorer in ODIs for 8 as India fell 54 runs short of Pakistan’s total of 302 during the league stage at Centurion.

Source: Times Of India

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