Former Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir recalled his performance in the 2017 Champions Trophy final, where his magic destroyed India’s top spot and paved the way for Pakistan’s famous win. Amir, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, picked up 3/16 of six overs and sacked India’s top three – Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli – to reduce opposition to 33/3 when Pakistan did with the Defense of 338 began.
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“When I was holding the ball, the first thing that occurred to me was how nice it would be if I could get these three batsmen out that day. I was thinking about it when I got back to my approach, ”Amir said during a conversation with wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal.
“I knew Sharma was fighting against in-swing. So my plan was not to bring in the first two balls. I will make him feel like the ball is not swinging and take the ball away with the angle. When you see the first two balls I just took them away with the angle. I brought in the third ball. So that was the plan that worked. ”
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Amir got Rohit out of the third ball of the LBW innings, followed by dangerous Kohli’s wicket in his next game to bring India down to 2/6. Shortly afterwards the scoreboard read 54/4 and from there it went downhill for India. Hasan Ali threw another great line for Pakistan who won the 19th. March called when India was eliminated for 158.
Amir’s release from Kohli, however, was a defining moment in the game. Previously, Fakhar Zaman, who scored the first goal at a century, was fired by a no-ball. Amir, who almost fired Kohli before he was released, realized that he could not afford to offer the Indian captain another lifeline, and went to meet his approach.
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« Kohli came and when his catch was dropped I remembered Fakhar for coming out on a no-ball and then making a century. And I had never seen a wicket like this in the oval. When I went to my apron, I thought, if Kohli is there now, he will finish the match in 40-45 overs, ”recalls Amir.
« When Kohli started beating, I threw him an in-swinger first and he was hit. After making up my mind, I won’t bring the ball to him. Keep making him think I’m going to bring the ball in. The first slipped when it ran out of angle. The second I also thought I would roll it right away, but up a little and let it go, and wanted to take the chance of a slip.
“But Virat Kohli wanted to play me on the side. His body had already turned sideways. But my ball went away with the angle and I am grateful that Shadab made a brilliant catch as it was difficult. ”
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