Virat Kohli had a World T20 to remember. He was in scintillating form throughout the tournament, and played out of his skin, taking India within touching distance of the final in Kolkata. He scored fifties for fun, chasing down mammoth totals in seemingly impossible situation.
The 27-year-old came into the World T20 as one of the best batsmen in the world but over the course of the tournament enhanced his reputation as arguably the best chaser cricket has ever seen. The tournament might have ended in heartbreak for him but we will not forget in a hurry what he achieved in the past two weeks.
Here are 19 photos that capture Virat Kohli’s World T20:
Kohli in a goofy mood during the photoshoot for the World T20.
Practice makes perfect.
After scoring a masterful half-century against Pakistan, Kohli bows to Sachin Tendulkar who is watching from the stands.
Kohli celebrates victory over Pakistan with a Man of the Match performance.
Pakistan players were also amazed by how effortlessly Kohli chased down the target.
Posing for photographs with fans in Mohali.
Kohli and Yuvi celebrate the fall of an Aussie wicket.
Kohli takes a moment to introspect after knocking Australia out with yet another comprehensive half-century.
A hapless James Faulkner was thrashed for 19 runs in his last over.
An ecstatic Bhajji lifts Kohli after the win over Australia.
Kohli falls to his knees after Dhoni scores the winning runs.
Their quick running between the wickets was one of the hallmarks of India’s chases.
In scintillating form throughout the tournament, Kohli was a dream to watch.
Padding up for a session in the nets.
It’s not just the boundaries that define Kohli. It’s also the ones and twos.
He drives one off the backfoot.
Eat. Sleep. Score fifty. Repeat.
He got a wicket off the first ball he bowled against the West Indies. It’s like this man could do no wrong during the World T20!
The moment that broke a million hearts! Kohli gets emotional on the Wankhede pitch as West Indies celebrate their place in the final.
All images sourced from ESPN Cricinfo.