The 27-year-old, Virat Kohli was the silver lining in India's failed campaign in the ICC World T20. The Indian vice-captain was adjudged the Man of the Tournament at the end of final between West Indies and England at Kolkata's Eden Gardens.
India was ousted by champions West Indies in a thrilling semifinal in Mumbai on Thursday. India’s star batsman Virat Kohli was India's lone ranger as throughout the World T20; he came up with match-winning knocks. He earned maximum praises for his ‘incredible’ knock against Australia. Post the innings, comparisons were also drawn with the master blaster’s Sachin’s 1998 Sharjah innings against the same opponents. He even made unbeaten 89 accounting for almost half of his country's 192 in the semi-final against West Indies. In a game against Pakistan, Virat after scoring his 14th Twenty20 International half-century, famously bowed down to the Sachin Tendulkar, who was sitting in the stadium cheering the Indian team.
Post the final match ceremony, Virat tweeted, “A memorable World Cup for us. Thank you every one for believing in us, for standing by us and cheering for us always. ?#?JaiHind ?#?IndiaIndia”.
The India's Test captain finished the World T20 with 273 runs from five innings with a staggering 136-plus average and a strike rate of over 145. Only Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal (295) could score more runs than him, having played more matches (extra matches in the qualifying stage of the tournament).
The star Indian batsman also maintains his number one position in the ICC T20 batsmen rankings and so have India in the team charts after the conclusion of the World T20.