Virat Kohli Is All Praises For Pak Pacer Mohammad Amir, Calls Him 'World-Class Bowler'

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| October 16 , 2017 , 16:14 IST

Indian and Pakistani cricket teammates might not leave any stone unturned to beat each other while battling in the field but both regard and shower each other with praises whenever situations call for it.

In the latest example, Virat Kohli expressed his solicitude for the Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir and said that the left-arm pacer keeps him on alert whenever the former bowl for him.

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Talking on a chat show recently, when Kohli was asked that which player keeps him on toes, he said, "In the recent times, Mohammad 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!"

Seems like both the players admire each other equally because when Amir was asked about his favourite player by a fan on Twitter, he said that Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root are all great players but his favourite his Virat.

In the past well, when Mohammad played brilliantly during the Asia Cup 2016, Virat said, "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."

In the match where India was defending by 83 runs, Mohammad has sent Rohit, Ajinkya Rahane and Suresh Raina back to the pavilion by the 3rd over. Although Virat's brilliant performance got India the match with 27 runs to spare, Amir's extraordinary performance made the match memorable.

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After Kohli's kind words, Amir also expressed his gratitude and said, "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."