Virat Kohli vs Australia in a T20I at Mohali is set to bring fond memories flooding back for cricket lovers across the world. It was during the 2016 T20 World Cup at this venue against the same opponent that Virat Kohli immortalised himself with a knock that will be remembered for a long long time

After losing their first game of the tournament against New Zealand, India’s chances of reaching the semi-final took a massive blow. A solid win over Pakistan and a miraculous victory over Bangladesh ensured the MS Dhoni-led side went into the final game against Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium with a chance to make the knockouts. However, the clash against the Aussies was a virtual quarter-final as whichever team emerged victorious would have got the ticket to the semi-finals.

In the high-pressure chase, India found themselves in massive trouble early at 49-3 in the eight over chasing a score of 160. With the Men in Blue staring at an exit from the tournament, Kohli stood up to the challenge and produced a display of batsmanship that will be hard to replicate.

Kohli scored 82 runs in 51 balls with nine boundaries and two sixes to his name and took India over the line with a six-wicket victory. Quite incredibly, no Indian player scored more than 21 runs apart from Kohli. For the quality of batting, the breathtaking array of strokes, and the intense pressure it came in; it is hard to argue against this being one of the if not the best T20I knocks of all time.

Virat Kohli vs Australia in a T20I at Mohali is set to bring fond memories flooding back for cricket lovers across the world. It was during the 2016 T20 World Cup at this venue against the same opponent that Virat Kohli immortalised himself with a knock that will be remembered for a long long time.

from warne to tendulkar: when cricket world bowed down to kohli after t20 wc heroics vs australia at mohali© Provided by Times Now

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After losing their first game of the tournament against New Zealand, India’s chances of reaching the semi-final took a massive blow. A solid win over Pakistan and a miraculous victory over Bangladesh ensured the MS Dhoni-led side went into the final game against Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium with a chance to make the knockouts. However, the clash against the Aussies was a virtual quarter-final as whichever team emerged victorious would have got the ticket to the semi-finals.

In the high-pressure chase, India found themselves in massive trouble early at 49-3 in the eight over chasing a score of 160. With the Men in Blue staring at an exit from the tournament, Kohli stood up to the challenge and produced a display of batsmanship that will be hard to replicate.

Kohli scored 82 runs in 51 balls with nine boundaries and two sixes to his name and took India over the line with a six-wicket victory. Quite incredibly, no Indian player scored more than 21 runs apart from Kohli. For the quality of batting, the breathtaking array of strokes, and the intense pressure it came in; it is hard to argue against this being one of the if not the best T20I knocks of all time.

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From Warne to Tendulkar: When cricket world bowed down to Kohli after T20 WC heroics vs Australia at Mohali© Provided by Times Nowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_nqMUroKsc&t=14s

Following Kohli’s heroics, the cricket world bowed down to him with the legendary trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Shane Warne leading the reactions. Giving Kohli the highest of compliments, Warne stated that the knock reminded him of Tendulkar at his peak. Kohli’s teammates Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar also took to social media immediately after the match to lavish praise on him.

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In the semi-final against the West Indies, Kohli scored yet another half-century to help India put a big score on the board. However, the eventual Champions proved too strong for India and knocked them out in a last-over thriller at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Although India did not reach the final, Kohli was awarded the Player of the Tournament (POTM) for the second consecutive T20 World Cup.

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