The only batsman who returned with some memorable outings from the Australia tour in 2011/12

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics

Virat Kohli was the star performer for the visitors in the full-fledged series.

Even as India lost the Test series 0-4 and failed to qualify for the final of the tri-series

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics

Kohli enjoyed his time and scored runs across formats.

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics

On the cusp of being dropped at one stage, Kohli finished the Test series with 300 runs and scored 373 runs in 8 ODIs.

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics

His knock of 133* off 86 against Sri Lanka in a must-win game is still regarded as one of the finest in history.

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics

The match-winning effort saw him come out of the shadows of legends and carve out his own identity.

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics

Even though Kohli had played match-winning knocks before his Hobart heroics, this innings of his put him on the map.

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics

His treatment of Lasith Malinga in the 35th over of the chase is still regarded as one of the finest moments of his career.

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics

Needing 42 runs off 6 overs to keep the chances of playing the final alive, Kohli took over the charge and smashed the legend for 24 runs.

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics

Kohli scored a six on the 2nd ball and then hit four consecutive fours to fetch 24 runs. India won the game in Malinga's next over.

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics

There has been no looking back for him since then and Kohli now leads Team India across all three formats.

V Kohli : Hobart Heroics