Virat Kohli’s memorable knock of 82* off 51 balls versus Australia in Mohali throughout the 2016 T20 World Cup has been chosen because the ‘Greatest Moment’ within the historical past of the T20 World Cup.
Virat Kohli’s innings trumped over Carlos Brathwaite’s ‘Remember the name’ effort, whereby he smoked 4 sixes in 4 balls within the last off Ben Stokes to assist West Indies to the 2016 title.
“We asked you to choose between countless iconic moments from the six ICC Men’s T20 World Cups so far, and you’ve made your pick – Kohli’s masterful chase against Australia in 2016, when his sensational 82* off 51 balls saw India to victory in the most thrilling fashion,” the ICC stated.
“Brathwaite’s ‘Remember the Name’ moment – one of the seminal stories in T20 history – made it a tough final, but Kohli eventually came through, winning 68 per cent of the votes.”
Tasked with chasing 161 in a digital knockout group recreation – the winner of which proceeds to the semi-final – India had been in a spot at 49/3 inside 8 overs.
Virat Kohli, although, shouldered the accountability, in a 45-run stand off 38 balls with Yuvraj Singh, who bought out within the 14th over with India’s rating 94/4.
Then started the Kohli-Dhoni present which would depart Aussie captain Steve Smith in puzzled. Not solely each discovered boundaries, threading he gaps to the tee, however the hallmark of their partnership was the onerous operating between the wickets.
Virat Kohli solid a 31-ball 67-run partnership with MS Dhoni as each the good run-chases accomplished the chase. His innings was laced with 2 sixes and 9 fours, every extra beautiful than the opposite.
He would play one other beautiful knock within the semi-final versus West Indies – 89 runs off 47 balls whereby he smashed 11 fours to accompany a solitary six. However, Indian bowlers couldn’t defend 192 because the hosts bowed out of the match with a heart-breaking loss within the semifinal.
Virat Kohli was named because the Man of the Tournament, for scoring 273 runs in 5 matches at an unbelievable common of 136.50 whereas putting at 146.77. He’d now be main India within the T20 World Cup within the UAE to fullfil his dream.
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