When 65,000 fans and people across the globe backed him like never before, Virat Kohli had to play a memorable innings. It was indeed a spectacle. It was not just another game. It was the ICC World T20 2016. It was India vs Pakistan at the Eden Gardens.
India came into this match facing a must-win situation to stay afloat in the ICC World T20 2016. They had to win against Pakistan. It was a big stage and someone had to take the onus. It was as if the script was already written behind those clouds that threatened to wash off the game.
Kohli made it look like he could do no wrong as he was the star India needed, he was the star those frenzied fans at the Eden Gardens needed, he was the star who deservingly stole the show.
No wonder the legendary Sachin Tendulkar waved at Kohli from the stands after the latter completed his half-century.
The world reacted on Twitter after Kohli played that ridiculously majestic innings. Let us take a look at some of the tweets:
That 50 is worth approximately 237 on this pitch....— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) March 19, 2016
Virat is the best finisher of the game I ever seen in last 20 year of my career..but Pak team tried their best but just couldn't finish it— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) March 19, 2016