Dubai: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir and Team India skipper Virat Kohli have time and again showed great respect for each other both on and off the field. The two players have never shied away from hailing each other as the masters of the game.
Virat recently tied the knot with Bollywood diva Anushka Sharma in a private ceremony which took place in Tuscany, Italy. Stars from Bollywood and cricket fraternity took to social media Twitter to congratulate the couple. Mohammed Aamir also sent congratulatory message to the newlywed couple.
Congrats bro god bless u👍👍👍👍— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) December 11, 2017
Amir has once again sent good wishes to Kohli and Anushka on the sidelines of inaugural T10 Cricket League. The Pakistani pacer is currently playing for Maratha Arabians led by former Team India opener Virender Sehwag.
Speaking to Khaleej Times Amir said “I’m so happy for him. I also congratulated him and I wish him in his life’s new innings. Like he made a name for himself in cricket, I wish and pray to Allah that he is successful in his new life and Allah gives both of them a good life and all the happiness. I also pray Allah protects them from evil eyes. When a lot of eyes are on you, a lot of people’s evil eyes could be on you. But I pray that Allah helps them in this new journey,".
Kohli and Amir have shown respect and admiration for each other in the past. During a recent chat show, where Kohli appeared alongside Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, the Indian cricket team captain praised the Pakistani speedster.
Kohli said: “In the recent times, Mohammad Amir of Pakistan (keeps him on his toes). 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. Outstanding! Very good bowler!”
Amir, who was recuperating from an injury during that time, appreciated Kohli’s gesture.
Speaking to Wisden India, Amir had said “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 Kolkatta (during ICC World Twenty20 last year) is an ever green memory for me.”
“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,” added the Pakistan pacer before saying, “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,” concluded Amir.