Mohammad Amir wants actor Shahid Kapoor to play his role if ever a biopic in Bollywood is made on the Pakistani speedster. While speaking to ESPN Cricinfo in a 25 Questions-Answer session, Amir also revealed that the last Bollywood movie he saw was Padmaavat. It should be remembered that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, which had Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid in the lead roles, faced a massive protest before its release in India after Karni Sena and other fringe groups alleged that its makers had distorted historical facts in the movie. Also Read - Shahid Afridi on Relationship With Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam Comparisons
Amir also revealed that if he could, he would like to have a hairstyle like that of former Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi, who is popularly known as ‘Lala’. Also Read - Shahid Afridi Explains His Anti-India And Pro-Kashmir Stand, Says Always Spoken Up Against Injustice
The left-arm pacer, who is currently with the national team in Zimbabwe to participate in the ongoing tri-series involving Australia as the third team, also admitted during the toughest batsman for him to bowl is Australia’s Steve Smith. Also Read - Shahid Afridi Calls MS Dhoni Better Captain Than Ricky Ponting, Says Former India skipper Developed a Team Full of Youngsters
He has been continuously playing for Pakistan in all formats of the game, ever since making a return from his five-year ban for his alleged involvement in various offences of corrupt behaviour relating to the Lord’s Test against England in August 2010 by the independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal in February 2011 and has been in a tremendous run. In fact, he is one of the best pacers in the contemporary times.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has also admitted that Amir is one of the toughest bowlers he has faced in international cricket.