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Kohli best batsman in the world, says Pakistan's Amir

July 18, 2017 18:22 IST

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IMAGE: Pakistan's Mohammad Amir celebrates after claiming the wicket of India captain Virat Kohli during Champions Trophy final. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

While the entire cricketing fraternity is finding it difficult to name the best batsmen in the present era, left-arm Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has made it clear that for him it is none other than India skipper Virat Kohli.

Amir, who recently organised a chat session on his Twitter account, was asked to name his favourite current best batsman to which left-arm pacer wrote ‘Virat Kohli’.

The 25-year-old reiterated his statement by replying to another tweet that asked him who among Joe Root, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Kohli was the current best batsman and in response the left-arm pacer wrote, "They all are but personally Virat Kohli."

In the recently held Champions Trophy final, Amir wreaked havoc and ripped the heart out of the solid Indian batting line up with his devastating opening spell in which he took the priced scalps of India's top three - Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. Eventually the Men in Green went on win their maiden Champions Trophy title as they defeated Kohli's men by 180 runs.

The Pakistan pacer, during the chat session, also revealed that he equally cherished picking up Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's wicket in his first ever Champions Trophy.

Amir removed Tendulkar for 8 as India fell 54 runs short of Pakistan's total of 302 during the league stage at Centurion in 2009.

Source: ANI