Salute Virat Kohli! Twitter reacts to India's historic win over Pakistan in epic World T20 clash
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Wish you a very happy Kohli! Twitter reacts to India's win over Pakistan in entertaining ICC World T20 clash


India middle order's most trusted soldier Virat Kohli anchored a tricky chase to enable his side humble arch-rivals Pakistan by six wickets in a rain-curtailed World Twenty 20 group 2 tie at the packed Eden Gardens on Saturday.

The hosts, thus, kept intact their all-win record against the neighbouring nation in World Cup matches.

Kohli top-scored with an unbeaten 55 of 37 balls, while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained unconquered on 13 as India reached their target of 119 losing only four wickets with 13 balls to spare. Earlier, Pakistan had posted 118/5 in the shortened 18-over game.

Virat Kohli was in irresistible touch at Eden Gardens. AP

Virat Kohli was in irresistible touch at Eden Gardens. AP

Cricket rivalry result between the two nations stood at 1-1 on Saturday as Indian women lost out to their counterparts from Pakistan by two runs via D/L method in the World Twenty20 at the Ferozeshah Kotla in Delhi.

At the Eden Gardens, Pakistan bowler Mohammad Sami returned figures of 2/17, as the visitors suffered their first loss to India at the historic venue in any limited over game.

A match of this magnitude would naturally rule the internet for the day, with the most trending hashtags on Twitter pertaining to this game. Let us take a look at some of the top tweets of the day:

When 'God' himself congratulated the Indian cricket team for making him proud:

 

 

 

The gesture that he was referring to was the one shown below:

 

 

How could PM Narendra Modi shy away from congratulating the 'Men in Blue' for their 11th consecutive win in a World Cup match:

 

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, who was a central figure during the whole episode surrounding the relocation of the match from Dharamsala to Kolkata, also congratulated the team for pulling off a victory from the jaws of defeat:

 

Virat Kohli's superb innings will no doubt inspire the next generation of cricketers, as is the case with Unmukt Chand:

 

 

There were some interesting statistics that would also follow:

 

 

Our soldiers at the border were elated as well, and why shouldn't they be:

 

When reel Dhoni united with the united Dhoni:

 

 

And according to actor Boman Irani, the flights at the Delhi airport were delayed until India won the match:

 

 

 

And then we have the cheeky comments that we all so love:

 

 

 

 

With the victory, India are back in course towards winning the World T20 on home soil. Let us hope that the 'Men in Blue' continue this tradition forward.

First Published On : Mar 20, 2016 18:54 IST

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