Virat Kohli had acknowledged on Television that he regards Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir as one of the best bowlers he has faced in international cricket.
During a chat with actor Aamir Khan, Virat had said, “In the recent times, Mohammad Amir of Pakistan.. He is in the top two or three bowlers in the world and the toughest bowlers I have played in my career. You have to be on your ‘A’ Game when you’re facing him or he will strike. Oustanding! Very good bowler!”
Sharing his views on Virat Amir told Wisden India, “The world knows Kohli is the best. You have to give your best against him. If you give him a chance he takes away the game, like he did in the Dhaka Asia Cup game."
"So I have to focus and do my best to target him. He has the best strike rate and average while chasing so he is also the biggest challenge for bowlers around the world.
"You become a better bowler when you bowl well against a batsman like Kohli.
"It is a great gesture on his part to praise someone and I am floored at his praise of my bowling. The way he presented me with the bat in Kolkata is an ever green memory for me."