Former Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir has opened up why he regularly praises Indian batter Virat Kohli but never does the same for his countryman Babar Azam.
Answering a fan’s query on a talk show on a Pakistani TV channel, Amir said that he has always mentioned that Kohli is his favourite. He also asked the fan to dig out his tweets from 2017 where he was doing the same.
“Virat Kohli is my favourite. Take out my tweets from 2017, I was calling him my favourite back then too,” he said.
While talking about the Pakistan cricket team’s skipper, the 31-year-old highlighted Fakhar Zaman’s game-changing knock against the Kiwis in the ongoing World Cup. He also stated that he would be the first person to tweet for Babar the day he scores a match-winning hundred.
“Look at Fakhar Zaman’s innings against New Zealand, everyone knows it was a match-winning innings and that’s why the whole of Pakistan was talking about him. I’ll be the first person to tweet for Babar the day he plays a match-winning hundred,” he added.
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Mohammad Amir never leaves an opportunity to praise the former Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He took it to X (formerly Twitter) to extend his wishes to Kohli on getting his 49th ODI ton on his birthday against South Africa.
The 35-year-old batter has been in tremendous form at the ongoing marquee event. He has smashed 543 runs in eight innings at an average of 108.60 and a strike rate of 88.29, including four fifties and two hundreds.
Team India are atop of the points table with 16 points in eight games with no defeats. They will next lock horns against the Netherlands in their last group stage match on Sunday (November 12).