Proud feeling to get Player of the Tournament, says Virat Kohli
Indian vice-captain however, says that disappointment of team falling in the semifinals will stay with him
15 April 2016 19:31
“On a personal level, it’s a good feeling. I feel proud to achieve that twice, in two World Cups,” said Kohli on receiving the honour – having also won the Man of the Series award for the ICC World Twenty20 2014. “But both times, I was disappointed that we lost the finals, and we lost in the semis this time. You want to contribute as an individual to the team – and I’ve been rewarded for that – but as a team we wanted to go further than that, and we believed we could go to the final and win this tournament.
“As I said, in this tournament, anything can happen on any day. And you can’t guarantee anything. That was not our day, in the semis, so it’s more a case of mixed feelings. I was sitting and watching the game. I didn’t think I would get it. I thought someone who had reached the finals would get the Player of the Tournament. I ended up getting it, I felt proud about it but I felt really sad and gutted when we lost the semis. So yeah, mixed bag of feelings.”