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Last Update on: October 2nd, 2023 at 05:11 pm

Veteran Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir believes that ace Indian batter Virat Kohli would be a “dangerman” for every team in the ICC World Cup 2023. Mohammad Amir highlighted Virat Kohli’s exceptional form and unwavering confidence at the top of his game.

Virat Kohli has been in brilliant form this year in the ODI format, amassing 612 runs in 13 innings at an average of 55.64 and a strike rate of 112.92. The right-handed batter smashed three centuries, including an unbeaten 122 runs against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023.

Virat Kohli’s Confidence Is At Another Level – Mohammad Amir

Reflecting on Virat Kohli‘s remarkable innings in the T20 World Cup 2022 against Pakistan, Mohammad Amir described it as unbelievable. Amir highlighted Virat’s exceptional ability to turn the game around from a challenging situation.

“That was a massive innings by Virat. He played a wonderful knock. That was just unbelievable. I was watching that match on the television screen. Wahab Riaz was sitting beside me. When 48 runs were needed off 3 overs, I told Riaz ‘India match haara nahi hai’ (India haven’t lost the game yet),” Amir said in an interview with TOI.

“I told him ‘Till the time Virat is there, India haven’t lost the match’. I guaranteed him that. No batter in the world could play that miraculous knock, only Virat could. Virat is the only player who could take the game from that particular situation and turn it around, and he did. Riaz gave me a high five after that match.”

“The word pressure is not there in Virat’s cricketing dictionary. If you ask Virat, he will surely say that that knock vs Pakistan was the best innings of his life. Virat will be a dangerman for every team in the World Cup. He is in top and red-hot form. His confidence is at another level at the moment.”

Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 82 runs off 53 deliveries, featuring six boundaries and four sixes. He displayed remarkable composure and held his nerves till the end, securing victory from the jaws of defeat while chasing a target of 160 runs.

India World Cup Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

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Saikrishna Vaitla is an author at Cricketaddictor has been working since September 2022.