Virat Kohli reveals to Aamir Khan how Mohammad Amir brings out the best in him
Virat Kohli lavished praise on Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, calling him an ‘outstanding bowler’ during a chat with Bollywood star Aamir Khan.Updated: Oct 16, 2017 15:37 IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Virat Kohli, a strong orator when it comes to expressing his opinion, has reaffirmed his previous sentiments towards Pakistani pace bowler Mohammad Amir.
The Indian cricket team captain reiterated that he is the best bowler he has gone up against on a chat show hosted by Bollywood actor Aamir Khan.
In an interview aired on Sunday, Aamir asked Kohli if there is any bowler in the world that he fears going up against, someone who could possibly match up to Kohli’s ‘invincibility’ with the bat, someone who makes India’s skipper nervous.
To this Kohli responded saying: “Keeping in the mind the recent bowlers I have gone up against it has to 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. He is one of those bowlers who demands that you bring your ‘A’ Game while facing him. Or he will strike. Outstanding! Very good bowler!”
Kohli had previously praised Amir during the Asia Cup in 2016 and also gifted his bat to the Pakistani bowler.
“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.
Amir had acknowledged Kohli’s words as the highlight of his day and as a compliment that will push him to greater heights as he aims to justify the batsman’s admiration of his abilities.
“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.
First Published: Oct 16, 2017 14:47 IST