The ‘Greatest Moment’ in the narrative of the T20 World Cup has been recognized as Virat Kohli’s remarkable 82* off 51 balls against Australia in Mohali during the 2016 world cup edition.

Following a poll, India captain Virat Kohli’s undefeated 82 against Australia in the 2016 T20 World Cup was voted the ‘Greatest Moment’ in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history. It was one of Kohli’s best T20I innings, and he had guided India to victory in a ‘do or die’ match.

India was in a situation at 49/3 inside 8 overs, needing to chase 161 in a knockout group game wherein the winner advances to the semi-final. In a 45-run off 38 balls with Yuvraj Singh, who was out in the 14th over with India’s total at 94/4, Virat Kohli took the responsibility.

The Kohli-Dhoni spectacle then began, leaving Australian skipper Steve Smith perplexed. Not only did they both hit boundaries by threading the gaps to the tee, but their partnership was defined by their amazing running between the wickets.

As both the great run-chases finished the chase, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni created a 31-ball 67-run partnership. He hit two sixes and nine fours throughout his innings, each one more beautiful than the last.

“This innings has to be in the top three. But I am a bit emotional, so I will put this on top. Against world-class Australia, a quarterfinal, and at home. Mohali has always been special and the semi-final (against Pakistan) in 2011 was special too,” Kohli was quoted saying after the match.