T20 World Cup 2022:Three times, Virat Kohli forced his teammates to lift him after a game at the World Cup

    Virat Kohli ignited a kid-like fan in every cricket fan when he showed the best run chase in the history of T20I Cricket against Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground

    Virat Kohli Uplifting Team India Virat Kohli Uplifting Team India

    An innings that took India from deep trouble to a thrilling and heroic win with an emotional roller-coaster ride.

    Virat Kohli has delivered many such incidents while scoring 71 centuries and 126 half-centuries in his international career of 474 matches. But three times, his innings were memorable. He was so unique that the players were so emotional that his teammates lifted him after the win.

    Yuvraj Singh in the 2014 World Cup Semi-final vs South Africa

    In a crunch game of the T20 World Cup semi-final 2014, South Africa posted a challenging total of 172, which saw early dismissals of the openers. 

    Yet another game in crisis, another chase pulled off by Virat Kohli. With an asking rate of 10-plus, he shifted the gears quickly to ensure that the pressure of chasing in a semi-final match didn't get to the team. 

    Reaching his 50, he hammered South African bowlers across the ground and quickly finished the gap between winning. 

    With one run needed, MS Dhoni dead-batted Beuran Hendricks off the final ball of the penultimate over. He let Virat Kohli end the innings and take India into the 2014 T20 World Cup finals. 

    The happiness of reaching finals and the special knock played by Virat Kohli made Yuvraj Singh jump out of the dugout, hug and lift him in his arms. 

    Harbhajan Singh in the 2016 World Cup Knockout vs Australia

    The very innings where Virat Kohli showed the world that he loves a fight and will never back down from one. 

    This time, chasing for a place in the semi-final at home, India got into trouble when the team got reduced to 49/3 with injured Yuvraj Singh at the other end. Yet again, all the hopes were on Virat Kohli to script another memorable chase for the Men in Blue.

    At the fall of Yuvraj Singh's wicket, Virat Kohli was still at 35 off 30, and India still needed 67 in the final six overs. 

    After analysing the situation, Virat Kohli shifted gears slamming James Falkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile with boundaries. The victory started getting near, and so did the emotions of King Kohli.

    Another iconic moment was created in the game when MS Dhoni finished the match in style with a four, and Virat Kohli fell to his knees at the other end with a smile on his face, carrying India to the semi-finals of the 2016 T20 World Cup. 

    Harbhajan Singh ran into the ground with happiness and lifted Virat Kohli.

    Rohit Sharma in the 2022 T20 World Cup vs Pakistan

    Chasing a target of 160 at Melbourne Cricket ground in front of over 90K fans, Virat Kohli scored, and fans roared.

    Having lost the top order for mere 31 runs, India looked to be going nowhere, but Pakistan looked like they'd win two games against India in the same calendar year.

    What followed was an admirable partnership between Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya, and when it came down to 28 to win off eight balls, it was Virat Kohli who found the route to the boundary. 

    The best cricketing experience the world has ever witnessed had a lot of emotion from Virat Kohli also Punches on the ground, tears in his eyes and Rohit Sharma lifting Virat Kohli described what this win meant for everyone.

    Skipper Rohit Sharma said, "Hats off to Virat. It has to go off as not one of his best, but the best innings he has played for India."

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