Virat Kohli over T20 WC exit: “We leave Australia short of achieving our dream”

11 November, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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India's star batter Virat Kohli shared a heartfelt message and thanked the supporters who helped the team during the major competition.

After the squad was eliminated from the T20 World Cup on Friday, India’s top batter Virat Kohli sent a poignant message and thanked the supporters for their support.

The former Indian captain voiced his sadness at the squad’s failure to advance to the T20 World Cup final but added that the competition provided the team with some unforgettable moments and that they will strive to get better.

“We leave Australian shores short of realising our ambition and with disappointment in our hearts, but we can look back on a lot of unforgettable occasions as a group and hope to do better from here on,” he stated in a tweet sharing the message.

It is always an honour to wear the Indian shirt and represent the nation, he added, thanking the supporters who rushed to the stadiums to cheer on the squad.

“Thank you to all of our supporters who showed up in such large numbers to cheer us on at the stadiums. Always be happy to represent our nation by wearing this shirt, “Virat remarked.

On Thursday, the right-hander made history by becoming the first player to score 1,100 runs in T20 World Cups. He reached this milestone while representing India against England in the semifinals of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup at Adelaide Oval.

India’s T20 World Cup campaign came to an end when they lost to England by a dispiriting 10-wicket margin.

England batted first, and India scored 168/6 after 20 overs. The standout batsmen for Men in Blue were Hardik Pandya (63 off 33 balls) and Virat Kohli (50 off 40 balls). They shared 61 runs in a vital fourth-wicket partnership.
Chris Jordan, a pacer, was the best bowler, scoring 3/43. Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid both secured a wicket.

England applied pressure to Indian bowlers from the opening over as they attempted to reach 169. India had little defence against the assault led by Alex Hales (86) and Jos Buttler (80). With four over remaining, England completed the score with all ten of their wickets in hand. Hales (86* off 47 balls) was adjudged as the ‘Man of the Match’.