Mohammad Amir finds bowling to Rohit Sharma: The former Pakistani speedster compared bowling to two modern-day Indian greats.
Although they face each other rarely at the highest level nowadays, whenever they do, India vs Pakistan international matches bring out the best from both the teams.
Call it the arch-rivalry between both the teams over the years or hype and pressure created by media and fans from both the sides, India-Pakistan rivalry continues to be among the most fiercest rivalries in cricket despite their limited encounters in the recent years.
The last time that India and Pakistan had played against each other was during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. On the back of vice-captain Rohit Sharma’s 24th ODI century, India had registered an 89-run victory (D/L Method).
Mohammad Amir finds bowling to Rohit Sharma easier than Virat Kohli
In a recent interview with CricWick, former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has revealed that he finds bowling to Sharma easier than bowling to India captain Virat Kohli especially in “pressure situations”.
“I haven’t found it tough bowling to either. In fact, I find it easy to bowl to him [Rohit Sharma]. I feel that I can get him out both ways. He struggles against the in-swinger from a left-armer and as well as against the ball that goes away early on.
“I may say that I find bowling to Virat slightly tougher because he revels in pressure situations, but otherwise, I’ve never found it difficult bowling to either of the two,” Amir was quoted as saying to CricWick.
In nine white-ball matches against India, Amir has picked 12 wickets at an average of 24.16, an economy rate of 4.83 and a strike rate of 30. While Amir has dismissed Sharma on three out of eight international matches, the left-arm bowler has dismissed Kohli on two out of seven encounters.
Amir, 29, had retired from international cricket alleging mental torture last year. Having applied for British citizenship now, Amir could well be seen playing in the Indian Premier League in the years to come.