Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir feels India skipper Virat Kohli is the best batter of the modern era. Amir, however, said he never faced any issues bowling to the legendary batter. Amir and Kohli have faced each other on six occasions, four times in ODI cricket and two times in T20 matches. During the battles, Amir managed to dismiss Kohli on two occasions. However, Kohli was at his peak of prowess when the left-arm pacer returned to the Pakistan team after the spot-fixing scandal and gave the pacer some tough times.
“I feel in my opinion, Virat Kohli is the best batsman of this era,” Amir told Zee English, “I don’t find it tough bowling against him, I feel he’s the best batsman of this era,” he added.
The former Pakistan pacer further named Steve Smith and Shane Watson as the batters who troubled him the most. Amir said he couldn’t figure out the right line and length for Smith given that he shuffles a lot in the crease.
“When I played in 2009 Watson was a very difficult player to bowl in white-ball cricket, but now I feel Smith because I don’t understand how he bats. “I bowl him outside off he’ll flick it to the leg-side, if I bowl him on the legs, he’ll make room and drive that bowl to covers,” he further added. “I struggle understanding how Smith bats, really,” he concluded.