Virat Kohli has been awarded as the player of the tournament of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 as he was the leading scorer of the contest, scrolling 319 runs with a mind-boggling average of 106.33 and four half centuries.

He considered that Indian team touching down the final was the most delightful thing to him.

Sri Lanka defeated India in the final by six wickets and won the prestigious trophy for the first time after getting to the finals in the 2009 and 2012 editions.

“Congratulations to the Sri Lankan team, especially Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. Darren Sammy was so right; the god was truly smiling on them. But they merited this and played really well,” said Kohli, who was the top scorer of the tournament with 319 runs.

Jayawardene and sangakkara have announced their retirement already, saying that the tournament final would be their last game in this format.

“In the last World T20, I attempted to do my bit but this time around, I tried to perform the most of the good shape. The most delightful thing was that we made it to the finals. Lasith Malinga bowled very well in the last few overs. It was one of the off days. Our boys can be proud of the way we played this tournament,” added Kohli, who was the lead scorer in the final with 77 runs.