Virat Kohli savoured a phenomenal run in the recently concluded T20 World Cup where he finished as the highest run-scorer of the tournament with 296 runs at a stunning average of 98 plus. He belted four half-centuries along his way to the Promised Land before India crashed out of the T20 World Cup following a defeat at the hands of England.
He started the campaign with a boisterous 82 against Pakistan that saw him almost single-handedly ushering India across the finish line and then followed it up with another barnstorming half-century against Netherlands. Despite a rare flop against South Africa, he was back in runs against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. He finished the tournament on a high, carving a well-fought half-century against England.
Here is what Ricky Ponting had to say about Virat Kohli
England would eventually go onto lift the T20 World Cup, thanks to a rampant display from Ben Stokes, who would rise up on another very special occasion to help England clinch the T20 World Cup. Sam Curran bagged the Player of the Tournament for his overwhelming contribution with 13 wickets.
Former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting, however, was intransigent to ICC’s decision of awarding Curran the big prize. Punter was vocal about the fact that for him it was Virat Kohli who should have been awarded the Player of the Tournament.
Virat bagged the ICC Player of the Month award for October and a few special words. He said, “It is a great honour for me to have been voted the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for October. Being chosen as the standout player by fans across the globe as well as the panel makes this accolade even more special for me.”
Twitter couldn’t agree more as they wanted Kohli to be awarded this special award after everything that he has done for the Men in Blue including a special showdown against Pakistan.
Exactly ❤️#ViratKohli𓃵 deserves to be Player of the tournament seeing his performance irrespective of the team who won!
His contribution needs to be praised in #T20Iworldcup2022 https://t.co/wcT8sewNDB
— AmSidhearts (@FOREVER_9998) November 14, 2022Advertisement
— 100MB (@100MasterBlastr) November 14, 2022
Guys Vote king kohli for player of the tournament.
Most run : Virat kohli – 296
Most fifties : Virat kohli – 4
Best batting Average: Virat Kohli – 98.66Advertisement
— 👑V͙i͙r͙a͙t͙i͙a͙n͙♟ (@ayush_viratian) November 11, 2022Advertisement
Virat Kohli is the last player who won "Player of the tournament" from losing team in t20 World CupAdvertisement
— My idol vadapav (@may_i_come_inn) November 13, 2022
Winning Player of the Tournament in an ICC EventsAdvertisement
— N. (@Nithinvk_) November 13, 2022
Our golden boy King Kohli is back in the bay 😍❤️ #ViratKohli𓃵
Most runs in the tournament , MCG Masterclass , taking home 2 – ICC POTM , ICC player of the month Award , hopefully POT will follow him . pic.twitter.com/FRQ5L3wqfJAdvertisement
— • MCG 82* (@KohlifiedGal) November 12, 2022
Youngest players to win Player of the tournament award in Men's T20 World Cup:
Sam Curran – 24 years.
Virat Kohli – 25 years.Advertisement
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 13, 2022
From Kapil Dev's "If R Ashwin can be dropped from Tests why can't Virat Kohli be dropped from T20Is"
To Ricky Ponting's "Virat Kohli is my player of the tournament"
The comebacks like this ❤️
— feryy (@ffspari) November 13, 2022Advertisement
— Natasha Parody (@NatashaOfficiaI) November 13, 2022