In his controversial cricketing career, Mohammad Amir represented Pakistan in 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is before retiring in 2020 due to alleged mental torture by the team management. However, the left-arm seamer recently revealed his favorite batters and bowlers in the current cricketing landscape. During a Q&A session on his YouTube channel, Amir expressed admiration for Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, and Shubman Gill, highlighting their talent and predicting a promising future for Gill. Amir’s spell of 3/16 in the 2017 Champions Trophy final against India played a crucial role in Pakistan’s victory, showcasing his skills on the big stage.
“Virat [Kohli], Babar [Azam] is my favourite apart from T20s. He is my favourite in Tests and ODIs. Finally, Shubman Gill, as I feel he will be the next big thing for India in future, if he maintain his current form,”
“[Trent] Boult, he is number one for me, then Naseem Shah. These are bowlers, who I feel are complete bowlers and can play all formats. And third would be Mitchell Starc,”
he further added.
Pakistan will be in top four [in ODI World Cup 2023]: Mohammad Amir
Expressing confidence in Pakistan’s prospects, Mohammad Amir believed that the national team would perform strongly in the upcoming ODI World Cup, which will take place in India for the first time. The 31-year-old voiced his support for Babar Azam’s squad, asserting that they have the potential to reach the semifinals. He cautioned other teams against underestimating Pakistan, particularly in Asian conditions, emphasizing their status as former champions.
“Pakistan will be in top four and you can’t write them off in Asian conditions,”
Additionally, Amir made a prediction of an India-Pakistan final in the ODI World Cup. And expressed his admiration for Mickey Arthur, highlighting the significant impact the South African coach had on him during his tenure with the Pakistan team. Amir regarded Arthur as his favorite coach. Acknowledging the positive influence he had on his career during his stint as Pakistan’s coach.
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