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‘Muhammad Amir is the toughest bowler I have faced’


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

15th Jun, 2020. 10:40 am
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Steve Smith

Australian Batsman Steve Smith has picked Pakistani Pacer Muhammad Amir as the toughest bowler he has faced in his cricket career.

According to details, The 31-year-old while answering questions on his official Instagram handle termed Babar Azam “Very good player” and the one, who has a lot of time when he is batting.

Then Smith rates Amir as the most skillful bowler, he has ever faced in his career.

Earlier in 2017, on an Indian chat show with Bollywood star Aamir Khan in 2017, Indian captain Virat Kohli also expressed similar views about the left-arm pacer.

“In the recent times, Mohammad Amir of Pakistan (is the hardest to face),” Kohli said. “He is in the top two or three bowlers in the world and one of the toughest bowlers I have played in my career. You have to be on your ‘A’ Game when you’re facing him or he will strike. Outstanding, a very good bowler.”

Last month in an Instagram live session, Amir picked Smith over Kohli as the toughest batsmen, from the current era, to dismiss.

“In the past, I would say it was Jonathan Trott. From the current batsmen, it is Steven Smith due to his solid technique,” said Amir.

Smith was also asked about his thoughts on Pakistan’s limited-overs captain Babar Azam.

“Very good player. Has a lot of time when he’s batting,” he wrote.

Smith has played for Australia in all three formats of the game. He has scored 7227 runs at an average of 62.84 in Test cricket. He has 26 100s and 29 50s in the longer version of the game. In ODIs, he has played 125 games so far and scored 4162 runs at an average of 42.46. In T20Is, he has 681 runs in his account at an average of 29.60.

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