Following Team India’s elimination from the T20 World Cup following a loss to England in the semifinals, star batsman Virat Kohli shared an emotional message on Friday. According to Kohli’s tweet, the result is disappointing, but the squad learned a lot from an overall good World Cup despite coming up short.

We depart from Australian soil without realizing our ambition and with sadness in our hearts, but as a team, we can look back on a lot of special memories and strive to improve moving forward, Kohli said. “Thank you to all of our supporters who showed out in such large numbers to cheer us on at the stadiums. Always be pleased to represent our nation while wearing this shirt.”

With 296 runs at an astounding average of 98.66, including four half-centuries, Kohli is the tournament’s top scorer. The former India captain would have gladly given up the position for a World Cup victory, even though four fifties from six innings is a fantastic personal best for Kohli since returning to the Asia Cup. Following the disappointments of the 2015 and 2019 50-over World Cups along with the World T20 in India in 2016, this marks Kohli’s fourth World Cup semi-final loss, much like the Indian squad.

Despite leading the group following the group stage of the 2019 World Cup in England, Kohli had to assure a heartache in the final that lasted more than 48 hours due to rain. Kohli was the captain. Since delivering that famous comment about his hero Sachin Tendulkar during India’s 2011 World Cup victory, Kohli has only achieved one ICC victory, the Champions Trophy in 2013.

The year after, in 2014, Kohli was once again the standout, scoring the most runs of any player in the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh with 319. Despite being voted the tournament’s Player of the Year, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara’s last T20I against India saw Sri Lanka upset India by six wickets.

Behind Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, Kohli was India’s third-highest run-scorer in the 2015 tournament. With one century against Pakistan, Kohli had a very quiet World Cup with 305 runs from eight innings. India was eliminated in the semifinal match against Australia after Kohli top-edged a Mitchell Johnson pulls and was subsequently removed for one.

The World T20 in 2016 provided Kohli and India with their greatest chance to win the World T20. With 273 runs, Kohli overtook Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh as the second-highest run-scorer. His bat screamed once again. In the quarterfinal against Australia, Kohli played what is arguably his best T20 knock of all time, scoring an unbeaten 82.

In the next game, Kohli maintained his outstanding play, striking an important 50 before India came across Lendl Simmons. A million Indians’ hearts were broken when the West Indies hitter, who had been brought in as a last-minute substitute, played a brilliant knock and advanced to the final.