'Cometh the hour, cometh the man!'
The plaudits came in thick and fast for the India star after his match-winning knock of 82* against Pakistan at the MCG at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
A host of India greats took to social media immediately after the innings to praise Kohli for guiding the side to the thrilling victory.
.@imVkohli, it was undoubtedly the best innings of your life. It was a treat to watch you play, the six off the back foot in the 19th over against Rauf over long on was spectacular!
Keep it going. #INDvPAK #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/FakWPrStMg
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 23, 2022
Cometh the hour, cometh the man! @imVkohli, what a terrific display of skills and temperament! That partnership with @hardikpandya7 changed the game. Spectacular win for India against the arch-rivals, Pakistan. Great start to the World Cup campaign. Well done #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/2TJoW0PsLw
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) October 23, 2022
What an amazing game.High on emotions, but this is
probably the most brilliant T20 Innings i have ever seen, take a bow Virat Kohli . Chak De India #IndvsPak pic.twitter.com/3TwVbYscpa
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 23, 2022
Cometh the hour, cometh the stage, cometh the man @imVkohli @ICC @T20WorldCup #INDvPAK #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/zdwgFUTQoI
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) October 23, 2022
The game of nerves today but we had it on our side by 95% and then @imVkohli showed what a world class match winning innings looks like. Well played by both teams, great match! #PakVsInd
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) October 23, 2022
Virat, that was incredibly special my friend! The best of the best
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) October 23, 2022
One of the most exciting matches in recent times. Master class by Kohli. This is why we love cricket.
— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) October 23, 2022
This is why I love this sport
What an exciting game of cricket between two great teams
performance @imVkohli bhai #T20WC2022 #INDvsPAK2022 #T20WC2022
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) October 23, 2022
That was incredible entertainment #INDvPAK Pakistan won't believe they've lost that but that was pretty special finishing from Kohli & India. MCG looked some atmosphere
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) October 23, 2022
Virat showing his class. Dominates, his record speaks for itself but praises a team mate for his successful innings. True leader. #INDvPAK #T20worldcup22
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) October 23, 2022