Remember that full toss ball that left Andre Russell's fiery bat on Thursday and settled deep into the stands, dropping a deathly silence across the Wankhede Stadium? Even as millions of Indians were heartbroken, there stood Virat Kohli near the boundary line stunned and perhaps wondering what else he could have done.
We all knew that if there was one man who didn't deserve to lose, it was him. Nevertheless, Kohli took the defeat in his stride and posted the sweetest message on Instagram to share his heartfelt emotions about loss and team spirit.
The one-man army whose stature is growing every day is slowly emerging as India's most loved cricketer. And Kohli makes sure that he responds to the immense love he is getting by expressing gratitude to his fans on social media.
Here is the post:
We win some we lose some, but memories are something we take ahead with us, we move ahead learning from our mistakes and improve each day. Thanks for making it a memorable tournament together my brothers. And thank you each and every one of you people out there for supporting us relentlessly everyday of the tournament. It was electrifying to experience your joys and happiness and energies throughout. We come out stronger and better next time. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳✌🏻️✌🏻✌🏻
This is his second public comment after India's loss. On Friday, a day after the defeat, Kohli had made his first comment after the match and his message was truly inspiring.
The 27-year-old's message was simple and to highlight his point, Kohli shared the video of Amir Hussain Lone from Kashmir.
Never lose hope, life never ends, it only begins. Hats off to this young man. https://t.co/zL057q9L66— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 1, 2016
As much as we are disappointed with India's loss against West Indies in the WT20 semi finals, we are very proud of Virat Kohli for being a gentleman and giving us such gems and inspirational thoughts.