New Delhi, Mar 28: From Sachin Tendulkar to Brian Lara, greats of the game were united in their admiration for Virat Kohli, calling him "unbelievable" and "special" for single-handedly guiding India to the ICC World Twenty20 semi- finals.
Tendulkar led the effusive praise for Kohli, terming his unbeaten 82-run innings last night as a "special" one. "Woooow @imVkohli ...special it was... Great win, fighting all the way! #IndvsAus," Tendulkar tweeted.
Australian spin legend Shane Warne, while commenting on Tendulkar's praise for Kohli, said, " Great knock by @imVkohli Reminded me of one of your many special innings buddy !!!!!" Another batting legend Lara said Kohli was an "unbelievable" batsman.
"Anyway can anyone send me videos of @imVkohli as a teenager batting #unreal best timer of a cricket ball I hv seen," the West Indian great wrote on his twitter handle.
He is just an unbelievable batsman! No need to say anymore— Brian Lara (@BrianLara) March 27, 2016
"He is just an unbelievable batsman! No need to say anymore."
Kohli's team-mates Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Shikhar Dhawan also praised Kohli for his batsmanship and match-winning abilities. (Virat Kohli slams those who trolled Anushka Sharma)
"Well what can I say ! There are players who r in form and there is @imVkohli who wins you games again and again ! Hats of you beauty," Yuvraj tweeted.
Well... That innings was a different level...— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) March 27, 2016
Not a lot more to say really...
Absolutely shattered. Beaten by 1 cricketing genius. #toogood
Harbhajan added: "JEO KOHLI JEO MERA SHER.What an inn??????what a champion player u r my lil brother @imVkohli @BCCI ??????swad aa Gaya yara drallo drallllll?????????" "Hats off to Virat's great knock!! Lots of learning from him!!??????," Dhawan tweeted.
Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq was also full of praise for Kohli.
"Great performance by India and a great innings by @imVkohli," he tweeted.
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur tweeted: "Great effort @imVkohli. You've shown a great temperament. All the best Team India for semis. @BCCI."