The mutual admiration between Mohammad Amir and Virat Kohli gets better

The mutual admiration between Mohammad Amir and Virat Kohli gets better

Virat Kohli is also remembered for gifting his bat to Amir earlier, and the latest gesture from Amir on Twitter is a reminder of a great camaraderie between the two greats in their own fields.

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India’s Virat Kohli presents a cricket bat to Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir. (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

There are differing opinions on who among the Big Four of the top modern day batsmen really is the best in the world, but Pakistan’s bowling spearhead Mohammad Amir was quick to put the discussion to rest when asked the question. For him, Indian, skipper Virat Kohli supersedes Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith.

It was in a chat session with the fans on Twitter that Amir admitted that Kohli was his personal favourite. Since left-arm fast bowler’s return to International cricket after serving his 5-year ban for spot fixing, Virat was one of the few people who welcomed him back to the game.

In fact, after the Asia Cup, he admitted that he was very happy to play Amir’s spell who had wrecked havoc by dismissing Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Suresh Raina within the 3rd over of the game.

“I would like to complement Mohammad 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,” Kohli had said at the end of the Asia Cup T20 game.

The wicket of Sachin Tendulkar or the wicket of Virat Kohli?

He said he enjoyed Tendulkar’s wicket in his first Champions Trophy or Kohli’s in this year’s Champions Trophy equally.

The favourite spell of his career and in the Champions Trophy

According to Amir his fiery spell against arch-rivals India in the Asia Cup in 2016 was the best bowling of his career so far. The game is often remembered for how well Kohli batted against Amir’s threat.

The glimpses were repeated in the ICC Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan where Amir dismissed the top three batsmen in quick succession with an amazing first spell. This time, however, it was Amir who had the upper hand as he sent Kohli back to pavilion with just 5 runs.

While replying about his special moment from the recently concluded Champions Trophy, Amir picked this spell in the final where he took the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan to destroy the Indian batting line-up early on.

Virat Kohli is also remembered for gifting his bat to Amir earlier, and the latest gesture from Amir on Twitter is a reminder of a great camaraderie between the two greats in their own fields.