'The greatest ever judge of a chase I have ever seen'
Among the first to congratulate Virat Kohli was his idol and the man many Indians are beginning to compare Kohli with.
And Kohli convinced at least one of his doubters.
Well to be fair, he definitely stepped it up for this T 20 World Cup. Too good in the end— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) March 27, 2016
Was there anyone better at hunting down targets?
Weren't you supposed to slog in T20s?
Kohli played five majestic cover drives to win it. Classical skill & technique will ALWAYS win cricket matches, any format, any opponent— Ed Smith (@edsmithwriter) March 27, 2016
The praise poured in from team-mates...
Well what can I say ! There are players who r in form and there is @imVkohli who wins you games again and again ! Hats of you beauty— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) 27 March 2016
Brilliant chase from the chase master. Great batting mate #TeamIndia— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 27, 2016
Hard to believe this guy is jst a human being .. Hats off https://t.co/aOjUh5NviM— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) March 27, 2016
... and others.
Well... That innings was a different level...— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) 27 March 2016
Not a lot more to say really...
Absolutely shattered. Beaten by 1 cricketing genius. #toogood
He is just an unbelievable batsman! No need to say anymore— Brian Lara (@BrianLara) March 27, 2016
Roadworks sign .. Danger , Genius at Work #Kohli— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) March 27, 2016
Just saw some of @imVkohli innings tonight,special! nice to see someone who enjoys the big stage and the big moments.— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) March 27, 2016
Some had to rework their all-time XIs.
There goes my boyhood hero GR Viswanath from the All Time India XI. It now reads Sehwag, Gavaskar, Dravid, Tendulkar, Kohli...— Ramachandra Guha (@Ram_Guha) March 27, 2016
Others brought up sport's (at least football's) favourite challenge.
Australia's captain agreed his team was taken down by a masterful innings.
Going by his record and form, you can be confident Kohli can chase this down too, sarcasm or not.
The way he is playing, a former team-mate thinks India could win the World T20.
I Have a feeling!! This might just be @imVkohli 's world t20. That was masterclass. Take a bow bud!! Kudos!!— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) March 27, 2016
But, for that to happen, India's other batsmen would need to step up.
Virat is just addicted to greatness. His performance today should inspire the rest of the batsmen to raise their game. Bowling was excellent— Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) March 27, 2016