I Have Huge Respect For Virat Kohli As A Cricketer And A Person - Mohammad Amir

I Have Huge Respect For Virat Kohli As A Cricketer And A Person – Mohammad Amir

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Virat Kohli and Mohammed Amir. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

Pakistani pacer, Mohammad Amir hails Virat Kohli as one of the best batsmen in the world. He also says that there is good mutual respect among the two international stalwarts.

The sight of Mohammad Amir wreaking havoc in the Indian top order in the 2017 Champions Trophy Final is still not forgotten from the memories of the fans, however, the 28-year-old speedster opined that the Indian skipper is a great batter, and his performances stand out from the rest.

Virat Kohli, Mohammad Amir
Virat Kohli, Mohammad Amir (Credits: Twitter)

The left-arm seamer also respects Kohli as a person as in the past, on numerous occasions, the Indian number 3 has showered praises for the Pakistani pacer. Amir, who is currently plying his trade for the  Galle Gladiators in the Lanka Premier League (LPL), feels elated to hear compliments from the Indian captain. Virat Kohli has also given one of his bats to Amir, with which he scored a fifty against England batting at number 11.

“Virat Kohli is a great player, one of the best, and his performance speaks for itself. Apart from his game, I also have huge respect for him as a person. It is always very fulfilling to hear good words from another great cricketer and a good human being,” Mohammad Amir told ANI.

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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring his 33rd ODI century in Durban. (Photo credit should read ANESH DEBIKY/AFP/Getty Images)

The recent list of records broken by Virat Kohli includes becoming the fastest to 22,000 international runs and 12,000 ODI runs- breaking the former legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record. Kohli, the chase master, is closing in on Tendulkar’s 49 ODI centuries, he is 6 short and aged 32 last month.

He is also just one short of Ricky Ponting’s 71 international tons and will be eyeing Tendulkar’s unprecedented 100 international tons. Hailed as the best modern-day batsman also has the record of most runs and most hundreds in a single IPL season which he achieved in 2016 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Delhi-born is also the only Indian captain to lead the side in a Test series victory in Australia.

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Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

The 2008 under-19 World Cup winner is currently captaining the side in Australia. India lost the ODI series but recovered strongly to take the honours in the T20I series. The action moves on to the highly-anticipated Border-Gavaskar Test series which begins on 17th December in Adelaide.

Kohli will miss the next three Test matches – scheduled in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane – as he will return home to attend the birth of his first child with his wife, Anushka Sharma. His deputy, Ajinkya Rahane will lead the side in the last three matches.

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