Mohammed Amir is the toughest bowler I have faced, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli had earlier gifted a bat to the Pakistan pacer.

Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli usually talks pretty candidly about his oppositions and lauds good efforts. He doesn’t shy from pointing out his weaknesses or poor decision making and once again he praised one of the most promising bowlers in the cricketing circuit. Kohli rated Pakistan’s Mohammed Amir highly and said that he is one of the toughest bowlers to face.

In a chat show with actor Aamir Khan, Kohli revealed his admiration for the pacer after actor Aamir asked him about the toughest bowler he had faced. The Pakistan pace spearhead was phenomenal against India in the Champions Trophy and helped his side trump the favorites in the finals.


Kohli heaps praise on Amir

“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.

Kohli had earlier gifted a bat to Amir and he had 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.”

Amir was delighted on hearing Kohli’s words. “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.