WATCH: Emotional Virat Kohli talks to Anushka Sharma and their kids on video call after clinching T20 World Cup 2024 title

Jun 30, 2024

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Team India‘s talismanic batter, Virat Kohli, was seen in an emotional video call with his wife Anushka Sharma, and their children, Vamika and Akaay, following the Men in Blue’s historic victory in the T20 World Cup 2024. This long-awaited triumph marked India’s first ICC title in eleven years, achieved through a hard-fought seven-run win over South Africa in the 2024 final.

Virat Kohli’s stellar performance: A crucial innings

Kohli played a pivotal role for Team India, crafting a brilliant innings of 76 runs off 59 balls. His partnerships were crucial: a pivotal 72-run alliance with Axar Patel (43) and a vital 57-run stand with Shivam Dube (23) helped India post a competitive total of 176/7 in their allotted 20 overs.

The Indian bowlers displayed exceptional skill to restrict South Africa to 169/8. Despite a strong start, South Africa faltered after Heinrich Klassen‘s dismissal in the 17th over. Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh stifled their momentum in the crucial 18th and 19th overs, setting the stage for Hardik Pandya to seal the win. Pandya’s nerveless final over, conceding just 7 runs and dismissing David Miller, dashed South Africa’s hopes when they needed 16 runs.

Also WATCH: Video of Rahul Dravid’s aggressive celebration after lifting the T20 World Cup 2024 hits the internet

Emotional celebration: Kohli’s joyous video call with family

Following the intense final, Kohli celebrated with his family over a video call, a touching moment captured and widely shared on social media. In the emotional footage going viral on social media, Kohli can be seen cherishing the moment with his children, displaying pure joy and affection.

Here’s the video:

Who is Kohli calling after winning the #T20WorldCup2024? His loved ones of course! ❤️

Tune in to watch the entire celebrations, all day long, TODAY, only on Star Sports Network!#T20WorldCupFinal #T20WorldCupOnStar

— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) June 29, 2024

King Kohli ❤️🫶
We love youuuuuuuuu
This was so cute 🥺 and emotional he talking to his family on the video call 😭🫶😍😍🇮🇳🇮🇳🥳 Thanks for ur amazing T20 career no one’s like you and u r the best …#T20WorldCup #INDvSA‌‌

— Aditi (@Aditi35023243) June 29, 2024

Leading up to the final, Kohli faced criticism for his subdued performances in the tournament, with his highest score being 37 against Bangladesh in the Super 8 stage. However, he silenced his critics emphatically with a century in the final, showcasing his ability to rise to the occasion and deliver when it mattered most. In the 2024 edition, Kohli amassed 151 runs, including a half-century, at an average of 18.87 and a strike rate of 112.68 across 8 matches, reaffirming his stature as a stalwart of Indian cricket.

Kohli’s legacy and retirement: A farewell to T20Is

In a bittersweet announcement, Kohli bid farewell to T20 International cricket after the 2024 triumph, declaring the tournament his final appearance in the format. With 4188 runs to his name, including one century and 38 fifties, at an average of 48.69 and a strike rate of 137.04 in 125 matches, Kohli left behind a lasting legacy as one of the greatest T20I players of all time, paving the way for India’s younger generation to carry forward the mantle in T20 cricket.

Also WATCH: Kohli, Rohit, Hardik and Siraj in tears as India beat South Africa to seal the T20 World Cup 2024

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