Former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is one of the best cricketers in the world at the moment. Many cricket fans have compared him with the great Sachin Tendulkar because of his remarkable consistency on the field. While Kohli has dominated world cricket, there have been two instances when the game broke his heart as well.
In a candid chat with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kohli named the two matches that broke his heart. He was in peak form during the 2016 season. The right-handed batter smashed four centuries for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016.
Although the Royal Challengers Bangalore did not have the best of the starts in that competition, the Bangalore-based franchise made it to the summit clash. Chris Gayle and Kohli provided a dream start to RCB in the IPL 2016 Final against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
However, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost that match despite being very close to the trophy. Before IPL 2016, Kohli played for the Indian cricket team in the ICC T20 World Cup. The tournament happened in India, and the home team was among the favorites to win.
Virat Kohli established himself as a superstar in cricket in 2016
At the ICC T20 World Cup 2016, Virat Kohli was at his best again and scored heaps of runs for the Indian cricket team. He helped the Indian cricket team qualify for the semifinals with a masterclass knock against Australia in a do-or-die match.
He also played a top-quality innings against the West Indies cricket team in the 2016 T20 World Cup semifinal. However, West Indies beat India and ended the home team’s campaign before the final match of the mega event. Speaking to Royal Challengers Bangalore today, Virat said:
“IPL final 2016 (when asked about the game that broke his heart) and that same year, 2016 World Cup semifinal at Wankhede against West Indies.”