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 ‘Biggest Second’ within the historical past of the T20 World Cup.
Virat Kohli’s innings trumped over Carlos Brathwaite’s ‘Bear in mind the title’ effort, whereby he smoked 4 sixes in 4 balls within the closing off Ben Stokes to assist West Indies to the 2016 title.
“We requested you to decide on between numerous iconic moments from the six ICC Males’s T20 World Cups thus far, and also you’ve made your choose – Kohli’s masterful chase in opposition to Australia in 2016, when his sensational 82* off 51 balls noticed India to victory in essentially the most thrilling vogue,” the ICC mentioned.
“Brathwaite’s ‘Bear in mind the Title’ second – one of many seminal tales in T20 historical past – made it a tricky closing, however Kohli ultimately got here via, successful 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 duty, in a 45-run stand off 38 balls with Yuvraj Singh, who obtained 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 exhausting working 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. Nonetheless, Indian bowlers couldn’t defend 192 because the hosts bowed out of the event with a heart-breaking loss within the semifinal.
Virat Kohli was named because the Man of the Event, 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.