"The way he batted was the way only he can strike the ball", Kohli said.
The Indian Express called the triumph the "Mother of all Mismatches" while The Times of India said it was an "opening statement" at the tournament in England and Wales.
Yuvraj Singh is dropped by Pakistan's Hasan Ali (not pictured) during ICC match. Approximately 24,156 spectators were in attendance - the highest ever for a one-day worldwide game at Edgbaston. I finished well. India-Pakistan is always a big game, and I think it has set us up really well.
Pakistan were very sloppy early on in the field. The tactic was perplexing for me since the match wasn't being played in the UAE! Since then, India has won all six encounters.
Dhawan was dismissed when he lofted legbreak bowler Shadab Khan to Azhar Ali.
Yuvraj Singh replaced Sharma on the crease and he did what he does best. He hit some fantastic pre-meditated shots in his innings.
Despite the weather, an Edgbaston-record ODI crowd of 24,156 was a festival of green, white, orange and blue and the conditions did not stop India, and indeed Kohli, putting on a show in a crushing 124-run win.
Making the most of Pakistan's shoddy fielding, Yuvraj brought up his fifty off 29 balls. "That's why we back him at that spot". Dhawan finally fell in the 25th over for a 65-ball 68.
It was sixes singing in the rain, with Wasim's final over costing 23 runs. "And everyone agreed, because he just can strike the ball from ball one and has unbelievable ability", Kohli said. So I believe in myself, I can get 30 of 10 balls as well in the end. Right from the beginning the way Shikhar batted was really good to see. "Possibly ... I think very definitely", he said after the game on Sunday. Because of the rain interruptions, you have to give yourself time. "We don't run well enough between wickets", he lamented.
But then came yet another rain interruption.
Shehzad was out lbw for 12 off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Azhar was caught at deep square leg by Hardik Pandya, trying to hit left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja for six. But he too failed as he got run out cheaply for 15 runs. This target was revised to 324 of 48 overs for Pakistan.
With the injured Riaz not able to bat, Pakistan were all out for a mediocre 164. India being the defending champion crushed Pak with 124 runs.
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed admitted his team had "lost the plot". Rohit was taking a bit of time, understandably so, because he's come back after so long to worldwide cricket.
"I don't know why they're cramping", Arthur said. Eventually, India scored 319/3 with Kohli (81* from 68 balls) and Hardik Pandya (20* from 6 balls) accelerating at the death.
Man of the Match Yuvraj was happy that he could capitalise on the chances offered by the Pakistanis.
India displayed a clinical performance and out-classed their opponents at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground.
"Something needs to be done for Pakistan cricket".