Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world: Mohammad Amir
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Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world: Mohammad Amir

In a recent chat session with fans on his Twitter account, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir named India skipper Virat Kohli as the world’s best batsman at present

cricket Updated: Jul 18, 2017 17:47 IST
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Virat Kohli (L) and Mohammad Amir have previously expressed their admiration for each other in public.(Getty Images)

While the entire cricketing fraternity is finding it difficult to name the best batsman in the present era, left-arm Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has made it clear that for him it is none other than India skipper Virat Kohli.

Amir, who recently organised a chat session on his Twitter account, was asked to name his favourite current best batsman, to which left-arm pacer wrote “Virat Kohli”.

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The 25-year-old reiterated his statement by replying to another tweet that asked him who among Joe Root, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Kohli was the current best batsman. In response, the left-arm pacer wrote, “They all are but personally Virat Kohli.”

In the recently held ICC Champions Trophy final, Amir wreaked havoc and ripped the heart out of the solid Indian batting line-up with his devastating opening spell, in which he took the priced scalps of India’s top three - Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.

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Eventually, Pakistan went on win their maiden Champions Trophy title as they defeated Kohli’s men by 180 runs.

The Pakistan pacer, during the chat session, also revealed that he equally cherished picking up Sachin Tendulkar’s wicket in his first ever Champions Trophy.

Amir removed Tendulkar for 8 as India fell 54 runs short of Pakistan’s total of 302 during the league stage at Centurion in 2009.

First Published: Jul 18, 2017 16:41 IST