New Delhi: If there was one man who didn't deserve to end up on the losing side on Thursday it was Virat Kohli.
Kohli scored an unbeaten 83 off 47 balls with 11 fours and one six at an astounding strike rate of 189.36.
Even to get to the semi-final, the Men in Blue relied heavily on the Delhi lad's batting genius in the group stage.
Virat played two match-winning knocks against Pakistan and Australia to rescue his side out of a tricky situations.
While MS Dhoni spoke to the media after India's semi-final exit, fans were eager to know how bad Virat was hurting after that bone-crushing loss.
On Friday, Kohli finally made his first public comment after the match. Though it was not related to cricket, Virat's message was truly inspiring.
The 27-year-old's message was simple: Never lose hope, life never ends, it only begins.
To highlight his point, Kohli shared the video of Amir Hussain Lone from Kashmir.
Never lose hope, life never ends, it only begins. Hats off to this young man. https://t.co/zL057q9L66
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 1, 2016
Despite losing both his arms in a tragic accident aged just eight years old at his father’s sawmill, he continued to play cricket.
Lone bowls with his toes, but his batting involves holding the bat between his neck and shoulder.
Now a 26-year-old budding cricketer, Amir is the captain of the Jammu and Kashmir para-cricket team.
But his dream is to represent the Indian national team and play like his idol, Sachin Tendulkar.