Mohammed Amir introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket in December 2020.© AFP
Former Pakistan fast-bowler Mohammad Amir opened up on his rivalry with India skipper Virat Kohli and likewise picked the “most difficult” batsman he has bowled to. Amir, while speaking on Cricwick’s YouTube channel, lavished reward on Kohli and hailed his skill to enjoy stress conditions. The Pakistan pacer additionally stated that he finds it simpler to bowl to Rohit Sharma as in comparison with bowling in opposition to Kohli. However, whereas naming essentially the most troublesome batsman he is bowled to, Amir picked Australia star cricketer Steve Smith.
“Steve Smith is the most difficult batsman to bowl against in this era because his technique is very different. His stance makes it difficult to bowl against him, he is good at leaving the ball outside off stump and is also strong off his pads,” Amir stated.
The 29-year-old pacer lavished reward on Kohli and stated that the Indian skipper has proved himself in each format of the sport.
“Kohli has proved in all formats why he is known as King Kohli. He likes to revel in pressure situations, and I like bowling to him,” Amir added.
Speaking on bowling in opposition to Rohit and Kohli, Amir stated he did not thoughts bowling to any of the 2 Indian batsmen however he talked about that bowling to Virat was a bit robust as Rohit struggles in opposition to the transferring supply early on in his innings.
“I’ve never found it tough bowling to these two (Kohli and Rohit). I find it easy to bowl to Rohit, I think I can get him out with both variations. He struggles a bit against in-swing from left-arm bowlers and even with the ball going away from him, he finds it difficult to handle early on in his innings.
“Bowling to Virat is a bit robust as a result of he handles stress conditions effectively. He performs effectively in stress matches,” Amir concluded.
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