Bengaluru, April 2: India's star batsman Virat Kohli today (April 2) called the ICC World Twenty20 tournament a "memorable" one and thanked the fans for suppporting the team "relentlessly" throughout the event.
Hosts India, who were the favourites to lift the trophy for a record second time, faltered at the semi-final hurdle. They were knocked out by 2012 champions West Indies at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Thursday (March 31). (IPL 9 schedule)
Kohli was India's best batsman in the tournament. He scored 273 runs, the most by a batsman from Super 10 stage onwards. He struck 3 half centuries, again, the most by a batsman in the event.
It was Kohli's efforts which took India to the semi-finals. However, after having scored an unbeaten half century in the last-four encounter, Kohli and his team-mates had to exit in a high-scoring game against the Darren Sammy-led Caribbean side.
On Saturday (April 2), Kohli took to Twitter to thank his fans. He tweeted to his over 10 million followers, "Thank You for a memorable tournament Thank You everyone for supporting us & cheering for us relentlessly #IndiaIndia."
West Indies will face England in the World T20 final on Sunday (April 3) at Kolkata's Eden Gardens.
The 27-year-old Kohli will next be seen leading Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 9th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The tournament starts on April 9.