Kohli single-handedly powered India to an epic four-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan with a magnificent 53-ball 82 not out – an innings he described as his best ever T20I knock.
The moment Ravichandran Ashwin hit the ball over the middle for a single to lead India to a memorable victory, the Team India players, sitting in the dugout, ran onto the field to join in the celebration close
And a big #Diwali Dhamaka and crackers by #TeamIndia if it beats #Pakistan !What a game @imVkohli !Congratulations… https://t.co/f7jjj4pmuy
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) 1666527661000
Kohli could not contain his emotions as this is probably the first time he has been seen crying in his career. Skipper Rohit Sharma erupted in joy as he also joined the celebrations by lifting Kohli on his shoulder in excitement and joy.
The world number one Indians restricted their fierce rivals to 159-8 and scraped home by four wickets after a remarkable final.
Things seemed to be going badly for India as they struggled midway through their chase to just 45-4 from 10 overs.
But Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40) mounted a fightback with a century that left India needing 16 from the final over from a nervous Mohammad Nawaz, who peppered it with wides and no balls to help them to their target.