Virat Kohli is known to be generous with praises for the opposition, particularly Pakistani speedster Mohammad Amir who he has admired unashamedly on several occasions in the past.
During a talk show with Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan over the weekend, Kohli was asked about the best bowler he’s faced who makes him nervous, to which he replied, “Mohammad Amir”.
“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. Outstanding! Very good bowler!” the Indian skipper gushed.
Kohli had also heaped praise on Amir during Asia Cup 2016, when he had 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.” The Indian captain had also gifted his bat to Amir at that time, in a memorable gesture of respect and admiration for the pacer.
Pakistani fans were delighted by Kohli’s admiration for their cricket superstar and showered him with praise.
Respect for King Kohli! ??
— Wasay (@iKhawaja_) October 16, 2017
kaash Amir ki performance VK ki tareef jitni hoti.
— Ahmed (@azkhawaja1) October 15, 2017
Few days ago Left arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir in a Twitter question-answer session with fans on Sunday termed Indian skipper Virat Kohli “the best batsman in the world”.
Amir was asked by a fan: “Who is the best batsman in the world, according to you?”, to which he responded, “Virat Kohli.”
They all are but personally Virat kohli https://t.co/lYFNz4P5y2
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) July 16, 2017
Indian fans were delighted by Amir’s admiration for their cricket superstar and showered him with praise, with one Twitter user calling him “a great bowler [and] a great person with sportsman spirit.”
“I’m from India, and you have won our hearts,” said another Twitter user.
I’m from india , and aapne dil jit liya ham sabka
— KISHAN JHA (@kishanjha3) July 16, 2017
Another person said that although Amir is a member of a rival team, one could not help praising his bowling.
Waise to tum opposition team se ho…but kasam se bowling ki tareef karni padegi
— CRAZY KAJAL ?? (@ding4dongcom) July 17, 2017