PM Modi congratulates Indian team for emphatic World T20 win over Aussies

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the cricket team for their superb win over Australia, which sealed their place in the semi-finals of the World T20, and praised batting mainstay Virat Kohli for his splendid knock.

The Prime Minister took to micro-blogging site Twitter to convey his wishes.

“What a match! Proud of our team. Great innings @imVkohli & exemplary leadership @msdhoni,” he tweeted.

Earlier, Kohli produced a scintillating half-century as India stormed into the semifinals of the World Twenty20 after thumping Australia by six wickets in front of a jubilant crowd in Mohali.

Kohli continued to reprise his role as Australia’s tormentor-in-chief, smacking nine fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 82-run knock off just 51 balls to steer the hosts to victory with five balls remaining.

With the win, India have set up a semifinal showdown against West Indies on Thursday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. (ANI)