All eyes are on Saturday’s clash as the arch-rivals India and Pakistan face each other in a ICC World T20 2016 match at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. While all the talk is about the intensity of the game, Indian superstar Virat Kohli’s fondness for Pakistan’s pace sensation Mohammad Amir is well known.

While a few from the Pakistan side opposed Amir’s return to cricket after the ban due to spot-fixing, Kohli openly supported the Pakistan speedster. The Indian Test skipper was also full of praise for Amir after he picked three wickets against India in the Asia Cup last month. It was Kohli’s heroics that won India the game but the batsmen had reserved some good words for the Pakistani bowler.

The camaraderie went a step further as Kohli, during the practice session, presented a bat to Amir.

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Kohli also shook hands with Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi. Indeed, the cricketers gave great moments to the cameramen.

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In a report from CricWizz, Amir thanked Kohli for his gesture. “I am thankful to Kohli for the bat and it has increased his respect,” said Amir.