New Delhi: Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir, who is all set to make a comeback in Test cricket after a gap of almost six years, on Wednesday tagged Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli as the best batsman in the world.
While speaking to Times of India, Amir said, “Kohli certainly is the best (batsman) in the world, and is having a great run at the moment.”
Amir, 24, also mentioned how he enjoyed bowling to Kohli and recollected his memories with the Indian batsman during Asia Cup T20 2016.
“The Asia Cup encounter is a case in point. The wicket wasn’t the easiest to bat on, and India were in a spot of bother when Kohli walked in. He was able to negotiate those tough times and come out unscathed. That’s the hallmark of big players like Kohli. They dig in deep, weather out those rough passages of play and ensure they take their side home,” added Amir.
The in-form left-arm pacer is expected to play in the upcoming away Test series against England.