Updated: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:30:00 GMT | By Saket Parekar and Vineet Sharma, India Syndicate
The best knocks of Virat Kohli: Pics

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Another tall chase, another 'Virat' hundred! It just seems as if Virat Kohli is immune to nerves. He likes pressure. He likes crisis situations. Had he not chosen a career in cricket, Kohli would have done a fine job as a firefighter, dousing roaring flames, doing the rescue act. Eight of Kohli's 13 ODI tons have come in the cauldron of a high-voltage chase. His batting blooms whenever there is an air of fatality to India's chances. He sniffs opportunity in disaster and that's what makes him so special. His majestic knock against South Africa that took India to the World T20 final was a testimony of that. We at MSN India take a look at some of Kohli's knocks in which he repaired, rebuilt and restored India's pride in the face of what could have been an inevitable defeat.

Match: India vs South Africa
Series: ICC World T20, 2014
Result: India won by 6 wickets

Scorecard | Match photos | Match blog | Match report

The setting: Having steamrolled oppositions in the group stages, India went in as favourites against South Africa in the semi-final. However, South Africa produced a spirited batting performance on a sharp, turning Mirpur pitch to post a formidable 172.

What Kohli did: Kohli came in at one down after India lost Rohit after a brisk start. As usual, he paced his innings beautifully and showed tremendous composure even as the asking rate was stuck above 9. Showing no hesitation even against the stinging pace of Dale Steyn, he saw India through on another crucial day to take them to only their second T20 World Cup final.

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