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
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.
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."