2. 72* vs SA
It was the semi-final of the 2014 ICC T20 world cup between South Africa in India. Kohli was once again chasing but this time things weren’t going to be easy as it was on a slow pitch against a quality bowling attack. The chase master knew that his wicket was the key and he took his time and took calculative risks. Once he got settled he took a liking to the SA attack and just toyed with them.
Nasser Hussain in the commentary box perfectly described his knock when he said ‘Everything he touches turns to gold, he’s a genius with the bat. When other India batsmen failed around him Kohli was unfazed and in his zone as he produced an iconic knock in a knock out match. He scored 72 in 44 balls with 5 boundaries and 2 sixes and took India to the final of the ICC 2014 T20 world cup.