Bollywood took to their Twitter handles to bow down to India's victory over Australia in front of a jubilant crowd in Mohali on Sunday. Star batsman Virat Kohli produced a scintillating half-century as India stormed into the semifinals of the World Twenty20 after thumping Australia by six wickets.
The tweets of the BTown biggies read: '@imVkohli you were brilliance times infinity !! Pure genius. Thank you for tonight ! And may many more such nights come our way !!,' tweeted Big-B.
T 2188 - VIIIIRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTT !! You are simply genius !! pic.twitter.com/KR7gp7otG4— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 27, 2016
T 2188 - @imVkohli you were brilliance times infinity !! Pure genius. Thank you for tonight ! And may many more such nights come our way !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 27, 2016
'What an innings! Virat SALUTE ! This innings was a combination of a marathon, a chess game, and archery! Bullseye! Love and respect! a.,' read Aamir Khan's tweet.
What an innings! Virat SALUTE ! This innings was a combination of a marathon, a chess game, and archery! Bullseye! Love and respect! a.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) March 27, 2016
'Virat is to 2010s what Sachin was to 1990s & 2000s - #HopeAlive,' wrote Riteish Deshmukh.
Virat is to 2010s what Sachin was to 1990s & 2000s - #HopeAlive— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) March 27, 2016
'Virat ... True champion ,' wrote Dhanush.
Virat ... True champion :— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) March 27, 2016
'I can't stop clapping!!!!!!! what running!!! What spirit!!! #Kohli take a bow!!! #Dhoni #Victory #INDIA,' tweeted Sushmita Sen.
How proud U make us @imVkohli 👏🇮🇳❤️ 2 deliver repeatedly takes strength of character n superb conviction!!Ur blessed with both in abundance!— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) March 27, 2016
'What an incredible innings by Virat Kohli; nerves of steel - well done #TeamIndia #IndvsAus,' wrote Soha Ali Khan.
'Yeahhhhhh #IndvsAus #virat rocked this game & how I'd like to thank his math teacher for teaching him that 6 & 4 come before 1 ting !,' tweeted Preity Zinta.
'Epiccccc!!!! Virat Kohliiiiiiii you GENIUS!!!!! One of the BEST run chases ever!!! INDIA SHINING ON EASTER ..,' read Aftab Shivdasani's tweet.
Epiccccc!!!! Virat Kohliiiiiiii you GENIUS!!!!! One of the BEST run chases ever!!! INDIA SHINING ON EASTER .. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✝😍— Aftab Shivdasani (@AftabShivdasani) March 27, 2016
'Woohooo! VK u #legend ..What an incredible innings! And our epic captain @msdhoni #TeamIndia #bleedblue #kohli #dhoni #IndvsAus #WCT20,' tweeted Sophie Choudry.
Kohli continued to reprise his role as Australia's tormentor-in-chief, smacking nine fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 82-run knock off just 51 balls to steer the hosts to victory with five balls remaining.
Chasing a challenging target of 161, India top-order batsmen once again failed to click as they were reeling at 49-3 at 7.4 overs before Kohli engineered two crucial partnerships with Yuvraj Singh (21) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (18 not out).
Earlier, Indian bowlers made a brilliant comeback to restrict Australia to 160 for six despite a thunderous start given by Aaron Finch (43) and Usman Khwaja (26). With the win, India have set up a semifinal showdown against West Indies which will be played on Thursday at Wankhede Stadium....