Mohammad Amir calls Virat Kohli best current batsman in world cricket

Kohli has also been a big admirer of Amir's talent and had even gifted him a bat after the latter's return from 5-year suspension.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017, 00:19 AM IST
Mohammad Amir calls Virat Kohli best current batsman in world cricket
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New Delhi: The cricketing rivalry between India and Pakistan is one of the biggest in sporting world, having given fans quite a few incidents to remember. Pakistani speedster Mohamamd Amir, however, put the rivalry aside to brand Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the best current batsman in world cricket.

Amir organised a chat session on his Twitter account, which was when a fan asked him to name the current best batsman.

"who is currently the best batsman in the world according to u ?", the fan asked.

Without elaborating much, Amir took the name of Kohli.

While there were many followers who lauded Amir for his honest opinion, some were not pleased.

Kohli has also been a big admirer of Amir's talent and had even gifted him a bat after the latter's return from 5-year suspension.

"I have always believed that he (Amir) is a world class bowler and had he been around for the five years that he was banned, he would have certainly been a top three bowlers in the world. He has a lot of talent, has got pace, bounce a very good yorker,” Kohli said about Amir during the 2016 Asia Cup.