There has always been a comparison of Virat Kohli of the Indian Cricket team and Mohammad Amir of the Pakistan Cricket team by the Cricket sport fans across the globe.
Even in 2016 when Virat Kohli after scoring a 49 to prop up Indian in a delicate chase that helped them defeat Pakistan by 5 wickets and scoring Asia Cup match, and still gave props to Mohammad Amir’s spell; the Cricket world didn’t stop talking about it for a while.
So, it is safe to assume everyone, indeed as a question in their mind wanting to know if the Indian squad in champions trophy 2017 captained by Virat Kohli is in for another win again.
The team includes; Shikar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravinchandra Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaspirit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav. The amazing Dinesh Karthik and Manesh Pandey were pulled out because they had a side strain.
And as always, the greatest competitor for the Indian Cricket team would be the Pakistan team where the amazing Mohammad Amir is although the Sarfraz Ahmed is the captain of the team.
The Pakistan Cricket team for the 2017 game are; Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Mohammad Amir, Azthar Ali, Babar Azam, Fahim Ashraf, FaktarZaman, Hassan Ali, ImadWasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal and WahabRiaz.
The coaches for Indian and Pakistan Cricket teams are Anil Kumble and Mickey Arthur respectively. Although Virat Kohli in ICC Champions Trophy Squad almost guarantees an absolute positive result, the other teams are strong as well; and of course, the Pakistan team is a strong contender.
Before we can argue whose swing cannot be withstand, below is Virat Kohli and Mohammad Amir’s record.
Virat Kohli: In T201, he played 48 matches, had 1,709 runs, 90 HS, 0 – 100s, 16 – 50s and an average of 53.40. In IPL (217) he played 137 matches, had 4,056 runs, 133 HS, 4 – 100s, 25 – 50s and an average of 38.26; and in CLT20 he played 15 matches, had 424 runs, 84 HS, 0 – 100s, 2 – 50s and an average of 38.54.
Mohammad Amir: In Test, he played 25 matches, had 546 runs, 0 – 100s, 0 – 50s and an average of 13.65. In ODI he played 32 matches, had 269 runs, 0 – 100s, 2 – 50s and an average of 17.93. In T201 he played 31 matches, had 41 runs, 0 – 100s, 2 – 50s and an average of 8.20; and In LA he played 36 matches, had 207 runs, 0 – 100s, 1 – 50s and an average of 17.25.
Although Virat Kohli had played more because of Mohammad Amir’s legal bans; it is not sure even Virat Kohli himself can withstand Mohammad Amir’s swing. Several times and even in 2016, we have seen and heard of Virat Kohli praises those swings; and also, those swings have given Pakistan more wins than Virat himself can boast of.