Amir was banned for five years for his involvement in spot-fixing during the England tour of 2010 and has made a comeback this year after serving the suspension period. When Kohli was asked about the game against Pakistan, he did speak about Amir's return.

"I don't feel anything different playing Pakistan. It's the same game of cricket. I look at all oppositions with the same view. Matches against Pakistan are certainly competitive. People may feel excited but for players it's the same as any other team. I am happy to see Amir back, it's good to see that he has realised his mistake, learnt from it and rectified himself," he said.

Kohli is one of the few non-Pakistani international cricketers who has welcomed Amir's comeback. In fact, Kohli went to the extent of saying that Amir could have been amongst the top three bowlers, had he not strayed.

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