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Cricket is a religion in India and the whole country witnessed a huge victory in the form of India's win against Australia, last night in the T20 World Cup 2016.
The star of the match was, undoubtedly, India's vice-captain, Virat Kohli. Scoring an unbeaten knock of 82 runs off just 51 balls, Kohli took India to the finish line by qualifying for the semi-final round. Here are the top 5 tweets from celebrities across India, who congratulated Virat Kohli on his fantastic innings.
Starting off with the God of cricket himself, Sachin Tendulkar was one of the first Indian celebs to praise Virat Kohli for his match-winning knock in the India vs Australia T20 match.
In his tweet, Tendulkar exclaimed that Kohli's fighting spirit was unbeaten in yesterday's match. This is a momentous occasion for Kohli as Tendulkar has been the major reason for his joining professional cricket.
Known as the living legend of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan was also enthusiastic about Kohli's innings and India's win. His response was in all caps so we can estimate the amount of happiness he experienced with the knock.
Bachchan has known to be highly vocal in his love for the Indian cricket team, something that was evident in his recent friendly banter with Andrew Flintoff on Twitter.
This is a very amusing case of foot in mouth. Mitchell Johnson, from the Australian cricket team, has been a critic of Virat Kohli and the duo has had quite the sledging face-offs on the field.
Johnson tweeted recently that Virat Kohli hadn't performed well in the recent WC games against Australia, so this match would be no different. Astonishing him and many others, Kohli stepped up his game and shut him off. He got trolled on Twitter that he had to respond with such a defeated tweet!
The Mr. Perfectionist of the Hindi film industry, Aamir Khan, also tweeted highly in support of Virat Kohli's innings in the World Cup match. His tweet talked about the specialty of Kohli's knock that involved a mix of archery, a marathon and a chess game. He even saluted Virat Kohli and hoped for more such innings in the future.
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, was not left behind in all the praiseworthy tweets in favor of Virat Kohli. Kejriwal specifically pointed out the fact that Kohli is a Delhi boy and praised the match-winning knock of his.
Along with Delhi CM Kejriwal, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi also joined hands in congratulating Virat Kohli and the entire Indian cricket team for winning the historic match and reaching the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2016.
Renowned Hindi film singer and music composer, Lata Mangeshkar, was in her trademark poetic mood. She wrote (translated to English), "How can I praise Virat when he himself is the praise". This tweet got a lot of traction as Twitter users appreciated her emotion for one of India's finest batsmen.
Another one of India's finest Test batsmen and now a cricket commentator, VVS Laxman also tweeted about Virat Kohli's match-winning innings in yesterday's bout against Australia. He praised the effort how the Indian team first restricted Australia to a below average score and then went on to easily take home the match in the second innings.