Amir encouraged by ‘star’ Kohli’s praise

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Karachi, March.1 (ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has expressed his happiness after receiving praise from prolific batman Virat Kohli for his sensational performance in his side’s five-wicket loss to fierce rivals India in Asia Cup T20.

Lavishing praise on Amir’s stunning bowling spell, man of the match Kohli had said, “I actually congratulated him while he was bowling. I was so happy to play such an amazing spell. He is a world class bowler.”

Describing Kohli as a ‘star’ batsman, the 23-year-old said that he was grateful to him for praising his efforts, saying that he had been encouraged with the applaud.

Amir revealed that Kohli had been praising him before the match as well, adding it was a kind of him to speak so generously,the Express Tribune reported.

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Amir, however, added that it would be a challenge for him to continue his present form to prove that he was worth that praise.

Earlier, defending a paltry target of 84, Amir briefly raised his side’s hopes of claiming an upset win over India after reducing the opponents to 3-8 in the third over in Mirpur.

However, star batsman Virat Kohli remained calm under tense situation in his 49-run knock as he thwarted the opposition’s fight back to help his side cross the victory target.

Amir later continued his brilliant bowling against UAE as well as he bowled 21 dot balls to help Pakistan claim a seven wicket win in the sixth Asia Cup encounter. (ANI)

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