Mohammad Amir dismissed all the top three Indian batsmen     Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli     to end with stunning figures of 3/16 as Pakistan won by the match by 180 runs to clinch the title. @ Getty Images
Mohammad Amir dismissed all the top three Indian batsmen Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli to end with stunning figures of 3/16 as Pakistan won by the match by 180 runs to clinch the title. @ Getty Images

India captain Virat Kohli underwent an arduous battle to deal with the swing of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir during the final of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval, London in June last year. Fakhar Zaman s 114 powered Pakistan to 338/4 in the 50-over match after being put into.

Kohli, batting at No. 3 entered at a precarious situation after opener Rohit Sharma departed for a duck with Amir swinging the white ball at will. Amir dismissed all the top three batsmen Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli to end with stunning figures of 3/16 as Pakistan won by the match by 180 runs to clinch the title.

Recalling about the incident, Amir revealed that he was playing mind games with Kohli.

When Virat Kohli came in [to bat], I had bowled an inswing delivery and he was beaten. Rohit Sharma was also dismissed off an in-swinging delivery. About Kohli, the thing is that early on when he is not set, he gets beaten by out-swinging deliveries and he struggles if you get him out of good areas. So, I knew that I had bowled an inswing delivery to him and I did not have to bowl the same again, Amir told the Voice of Cricket show recently.

In the third ball of the third over, Kohli was dropped, but in the next delivery Kohli tried to flick a back of a length delivery, but ended edging it to Shadab Khan, stationed at point. Kohli departed for just 5.

He was dropped earlier and when I was going for the run-up after that I was thinking that I hope the Fakhar Zaman case does not happen with us because a batsman like Kohli, if you give him a chance, then it s gone. I was praying to God for his wicket and was thinking he should not take the match away from us because if he would have played till the end, he would have won India the match, Amir said.

If you see his body language also, he was like Amir will bowl to me an in-swinging delivery and so I had it in mind, that I have to bowl to him in the same area but an outswing. The next ball he was completely on the onside thinking I will bowl an inswing and he got out.