Asked to relive the moment when KB Arun Karthik hit that stunning six, he said, 'I had my eyes closed on the last ball. I was talking to our coach when two balls were left. Thought if we could get boundary and a two so that scores are tied.'
Kohli said that the team management relied a lot on the start that Chris Gayle and Tillekaratne Dilshan provided.
'We thought if Chris and Dilshan could bat five or six overs, we had a fair chance.'
About his own batting he said, 'I was calm and relaxed, but of course you can't stay assured chasing a target such as 215.'
Kohli's skipper Daniel Vettori was equally at loss of words after the match.
'Pretty amazing game of cricket. One thing about this ground is you can chase anything here. The last five overs that we bowled were really poor. Harris and Callum and Dan Christian batted extremely well.'.
Vettori said that dew did become a factor. 'The dew does change this icket. The new ball turns a bit, but once it becomes soft, it's really difficult. However, the class of the batsmanship coupled with the wicket was amazing.'
Stand-in captain for Redbacks skipper Callum Ferguson admitted that it was disappointing not to defend 214.
'Obviously, it's disappointing to not defend 214. Dan Harris and Dan Christian batted well, Tait came back with the ball and went bang bang bang, but Virat and Dilshan batted beautifully. We were backing our bowlers to execute despite the dew, disappointed not to do that,' Ferguson conceded.
Earlier, young KB Arun Karthik turned out to be an unlikely hero hitting a stunning six off the last delivery of the match to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to the semi-final of the Champions League Twenty20.
RCB thus join Mumbai Indians, New South Wales Blues and Somerset in the last four. The Redbacks had scored a commanding 214 for two in 20 overs which the RCB chased down with two wickets in hand.
With six needed of the last delivery, Daniel Christian bowled a slower one just outside the off-stump and Karthik who plays Ranji Trophy for Tamilnadu waited for the delivery and swung it over mid-wicket as Redbacks players looked stunned.