Virat Kohli condemns Lahore suicide bombings © AFP
Virat Kohli condemns Lahore suicide bombings © AFP

New Delhi: Indian batting star Virat Kohli on Monday strongly condemned the appalling suicide bombing of a public park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, describing the incident as an act of ‘senseless terrorism’.”Deeply saddened to hear about the Lahore attacks. We stand in solidarity against violence and senseless terrorism #PrayForLahore #Lahore,” Kohli wrote on Twitter. At least 72 people, including women and children, were killed when the blast occurred at the entrance of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park on Sunday evening. Kohli expressed his views on social media after single-handedly propelling India into semifinals of the World Twenty20 following a pulsating six-wicket win over Australia in Mohali. READ: Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni: Even the greatest have cracking points

Virat Kohli was in a different zone last night playing the role of an anchor the moment he came into bat and letting others hit the big shots. He was running short of partners with Shikhar Dhawan getting out cheaply and Yuvraj Singh struggling to run between the wickets due to injury in his left foot. The run rate was mounting up over after over ultimately reaching to more than 12 an over when MS Dhoni came to the crease. Kohli was under immense pressure keeping in mind that this match is a virtual quarter final. It finally came down. With Dhoni as his companion, running between the wickets was no longer an issue converting ones into twos quite easily. READ: T20 World Cup 2016: It was Virat Kohli’s show

He finally took the matter in his own hands when India needed 41 runs off 18 deliveries. He thrashed James Faulkner picking up 21 runs off his over and 16 in the next paving the way for Dhoni’s winning boundary.

He was adjudged man of the match for his splendid innings to book India’s ticket for semi-finals of T20 World Cup 2016.