Sunday 6 April 2014 

Kohli Named WT20 Player Of The Tournament

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has been named as the player of the ICC World Twenty20 2014
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Indian batsman Virat Kohli was named as the player of the tournament following his side's defeat in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 to Sri Lanka.

Kohli struck 77 in 58 balls, his highest score of the competition in the final but was not able to take his side through to victory, as they were defeated by six wickets.

However, he scored 242 runs in the five matches prior to the final, and finished with a total of 319 at an average of more than 100.

He was the unanimous choice of the panel of experts comprising David Boon, Marais Erasmus, Wasim Akram, Nasser Hussain, Ian Bishop and Utpal Shuvro.

Kohli scored 36 not out against Pakistan, 54 against the West Indies, 57 not out against Bangladesh, 23 against Australia and an outstanding 72 not out against South Africa to help India reach the final.

He easily top scored in the final with 77 in 58 balls but ended up on the losing side.

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