Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Virat Kohli said that his side`s two-wicket win over South Australia Redbacks in the nail-biting Champions League Twenty20 was the most exciting T20 game he has played in his career.
"Never been in such an exciting T20 match all my life. I also played one of my best T20 innings," an ecstatic Kohli said after RCB`s win last night which took his side to the semifinals.
"I was calm and relaxed, but of course you can`t stay assured chasing a target such as 215," said Kohli who hit a 36-ball 70 with the help of four fours and six sixes to raise the foundation of RCB`s run chase.
Asked to relive the moment when Arun Karthik hit that stunning six, he said, "I had my eyes closed on the last ball. I was talking to our coach when two balls were left. Thought if we could get boundary and a two so that scores are tied."
Kohli, who won the man-of-the-match award, said that the team management relied a lot on the start that Chris Gayle and Tillekaratne Dilshan provided.
"We thought if Chris and Dilshan could bat five or six overs, we had a fair chance."
Kohli`s skipper Daniel Vettori was at a loss of words due to excitement at how his side chased down the formidable target.
"Pretty amazing game of cricket. One thing about this ground is you can chase anything here. The last five overs that we bowled were really poor. Harris and Callum and Dan Christian batted extremely well," he said.