ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s left arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir in a Twitter question-answer session with fans has termed Indian skipper Virat Kohli “the best batsman in the world”. Amir was asked by a fan: “Who is the best batsman in the world, according to you?”, to which he responded, “Virat Kohli.”
Another fan asked him who he thought was the best among New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, England’s Joe Root, Australia’s Steve Smith and India’s Virat Kohli.
Again, Amir’s vote went to Kohli in this category too. “They are all, but personally Virat Kohli,” was his response. Indian fans were delighted by Amir’s admiration for their cricket superstar and showered him with praise, with one Twitter user calling him “a great bowler and a great person with sportsman spirit.”
“I’m from India, and you have won our hearts,” said another Twitter user. A third said that although Amir is a member of a rival team, one could not help praising his bowling. Amir’s cricket icon, however, will always remain the Sultan of Swing Waseem Akram.