Indian skipper Virat Kohli lauded the efforts of both England and New Zealand in the finals of the World Cup at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on July 14, where England emerged as the winners after a thrilling tie in the super over following which England were crowned World champions.
Kohli took to Twitter to congratulate England and said that both the teams put up a great show in the finals of the showpiece tournament. Read Virat's tweet here:
India was knocked out of the World Cup in the semi-finals after the lost to New Zealand by 18 runs. Kohli had scored 442 runs in nine matches in the recent edition of the World Cup and guided India through the campaign with just two defeats in the entire tournament. India topped the tournament table and went into the semis with a mental advantage before collapsing to the Kiwis' brutal pace attack and the unforgiving conditions of the pitch at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Kohli also took to Twitter to express his excitement about the five-hour-long final at the Wimbledon tournament between second-seeded Roger Federer and top-seeded Novak Djokovic. He said that both the finalists had displayed sheer grit and passion and went on to congratulate Novak Djokovic for winning his fifth Wimbledon title. He ended his tweet by establishing that Roger Federer was his all-time favourite.
Read his tweet here:
Novak Djokovic saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major on Sunday, shattering Roger Federer's bid to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the longest final ever played at the tournament.
Despite being outplayed by the 37-year-old Swiss for large parts of the knife-edge encounter, the world number one triumphed 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3).
At 4 hours and 57 minutes, it was the longest Wimbledon final ever played and settled by a final set tiebreak for the first time.