Cricket NewsMohammad Amir fumes over critics for questioning Indian star batter Virat Kohli’s...

    Mohammad Amir fumes over critics for questioning Indian star batter Virat Kohli’s 75th international century


    Former India captain Virat Kohli finally scored his 28th Test century, his first in the previous three years, after a protracted wait. The 34-year-old needed some time to settle down against Australia in the fourth Test of the recently finished Border-Gavaskar Trophy, but once he did, the Delhi-born batsman was at his methodical best, making 186 runs off 364 deliveries, which helped India make a significant comeback in the tournament.

    Thanks to his outstanding century, Kohli concluded the series as the second-highest run-scorer. In response, former Pakistan pacer Mohammed Amir attacked the detractors and called them out for having doubts about the batsman. Amir defended Kohli by saying that every player experiences highs and lows. He also praised the top-order batsman for his effort and said that each time someone had doubted him, he had come back with a bang.

    “Who are these people who are criticizing Kohli? I really don’t understand. At the end of the day he is human. It’s not like he has a remote and you press the button every day and you get a hundred and Kohli will win the match for India. Every player goes through ups and downs,” Amir was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

    “I know because there are certain days when I feel I am bowling well but I don’t pick any wickets. And then many times it is like I bowl bizarrely, probably a full toss or down-the-leg delivery, and I get a wicket. You need luck as well. And you can never doubt Kohli for his hard work. He loves challenges. Every time he has been criticized, he has bounced back to prove them wrong,” Amir added.

    Courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Australia in the recently concluded Test series, and New Zealand’s victory over Sri Lanka in their first Test, India qualified for the finals of the World Test Championship final, which is slated to begin on June 7. Now, ahead of that, Mohammad Amir has shared his prediction, stating that India has a very good chance of winning the trophy. “India. They have very good chances (to win the WTC final),” the 30-year-old further stated.


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