Pakistan top-notch pacer Mohammad Amir feels that Virat Kohli is the best batsman right now. According to him if one can get Kohli out, then India is 50% out of the game.
Mohammad Amir and Virat Kohli are competitive cricketers. They are known to share a good rapport off the field. Rivals on the field; friends off the field.
It is a known fact that Virat Kohli gifted a bat to Mohammad Amir. Kohli has also rated Amir as the best bowler he has ever faced in his career.
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Mohammad Amir was instrumental in the ICC Champions Trophy final against India in England. In the final, Azhar Ali’s dropped chance of Virat Kohli off Amir’s ball. Then, Amir once again came up with plans to remove Kohli the next ball.
“When Kohli was dropped, I thought half the game was gone, to be honest. Because he is the kind of batsman if you give him a chance, he won’t score less than hundred.
Ninety-percent of the time, you give him a chance, he gets a hundred. Recently against New Zealand, they dropped him on 15 or 20 and he scored a hundred. He doesn’t give you a second chance,” Amir told ESPNcricinfo.
Cricket is all about reading the game well. If one’s vibrations are high, they get clicked. “In my mind, I thought he’ll be ready for my inswinger because the previous ball had been an outswinger,” he said.
Amir tried to act smart against Virat Kohli. “So I thought, 80-90% he would be ready for an inswinger. But I wanted to bowl at him in the same area, and move it away again.
If you look at the clips of it, you can see he shaped to play it to leg, he moved to play it to on [side], thinking I was going to bring it in.
My thinking was that if I bowl again in the same area, the same ball going away, he might go to play it thinking it is coming in, and edge it to slip again, but it went with the angle to point,” Amir concluded.