Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Amir finally spilt the beans on how he got the big fish of the India captain Virat Kohli in the 2017 Champions Trophy finals. Before the wicket, Amir had already seen Azhar Ali spill Kohli’s catch and that demotivated him but did not stop him from planning again and getting Kohli out. Also Read - Pakistan Cricketer Taufeeq Umar Recovers From COVID-19, Urges People to Take Virus Seriously
Amir made the revelation in the latest episode of ‘Voice of Cricket’ in conversation with Zainab Abbas. Also Read - Aaron Finch Dismisses Michael Clarke's Controversial Claim, Says Test Series vs India Was Played in 'Right Spirit'
“When Virat Kohli came in, I had bowled an inswing delivery and he was beaten. Rohit Sharma was also dismissed off an inswinging delivery too. He was dropped earlier and I thought if he stuck around, he will take India towards victory. So I prayed to god for his wicket and the next ball I got his wicket after Shadab Khan took a brilliant catch”, he said. Also Read - Virat Kohli Sixth Highest Earning Athlete on Instagram During Lockdown, Earned Rs 3.62 Crore
“Both. They’re both big batsmen. Tendulkar I will say because when I was playing then, I was new to the team. So Sachin’s wicket was special for me.”
The Kohli wicket was a big moment in the match as that started the flurry of wickets. Barring Hardik Pandya (76), none of the other Indian batsmen made any contribution of value, once Pandya was run out itiwas all over for the Men in Blue. Earlier, It was Fakhar Zaman (114), Mohammad Hafeez (57*) and Azhar Ali’s (59) that set it up for the Men in Green. India lost the match by 180 runs.
Meanwhile, very recently India avenged their Champions Trophy loss by thrashing the arch-rivals twice in the recently concluded Asia Cup, where Rohit Sharma-led India clinched the coveted title for the seventh time.
Not so long ago, Malik was on the show where he revealed the story behind the laugh-riot that took place between Malik and Kohli after the Finals.