Virat Kohli is the WT20 man of the tournament

Former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly collected the award on Kohli's behalf as the cricketer was unavailable.

Virat Kohli - cropped

Virat Kohli won the World Twenty20 man of the tournament award for the second consecutive time.

Virat Kohli was awarded the man of the tournament for his brilliant performance in the ICC World Twenty20 that concluded here tonight.

This is the second consecutive time Kohli has won the award. He was the man of the tournament in the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, in which he made 319 runs helping India reach the final.

Former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly collected the award on Kohli's behalf as the cricketer was unavailable.

Reacting to the announcement, Kohli said: “Although I’m disappointed that we were not able to make it through to the final and win the ICC World Twenty20 title on home soil, I'm proud to be named player of the tournament.

“As a team, we have all loved the experience of playing in this event in front of big, passionate home crowds and I'm pleased the tournament in India has been successfully staged,” Kohli said through an ICC press release.

“And I'd like to add my congratulations to the West Indies men's and women's squads for their successes,” he added.