Virat Kohli was having a dream runs with the bat in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. In the six games, he scored 296 runs at an average of 98.66 including four fifties. However, this wasn’t enough to prevent his side from losing the semifinal of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. In the knockout game, the former India skipper scored his fourth half-century of the tournament.
However, he couldn’t help his side get a big score as they scored only 168/6 at the end of the innings. In reply, England openers, skipper Jos Buttler and Alex Hales took it upon themselves to chase down the total in 16 overs. Both players scored more than 80 runs each. With this loss, the Men In Blue are now facing another disappointment in the World Championships since 2014.
The team is yet to win a World Event after the 2013 Champions Trophy glory. From 2014 to 2022, they either lost the semis or final or didn’t even qualify for the semis (2021 20-20 World Cup). Meanwhile, a day after the loss, Kohli took to Twitter and uploaded an emotional message with the team photo standing during the National Anthem.
Thank you all who turned up in huge numbers: Virat Kohli
The 33-year-old started by saying that the team is leaving the Australian shores without achieving their dreams. However, he maintained that his side will take a lot of memories from the tournament. The right-hander added by thanking the fans for turning up in huge numbers during the tournament.
“We leave Australian shores short of achieving our dream and with disappointment in our hearts but we can take back a lot of memorable moments as a group and aim to get better from here on,” Kohli tweeted.
“Thank you to all our fans who turned up in huge numbers throughout to support us in the stadiums. Always feel proud to wear this jersey and represent our country.”
Thank you to all our fans who turned up in huge numbers throughout to support us in the stadiums. Always feel proud to wear this jersey and represent our country 🇮🇳💙
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 11, 2022