Star Indian batter Virat Kohli made history by finishing both of his ICC T20 World Cup campaigns as the competition’s best run-scorer.
In Group 2 match between India and Bangladesh in Adelaide, Virat Kohli‘s return among the runs at the current T20 World Cup in Australia earned him another world record, making him the most prolific scorer in T20 World Cup history.
Most Runs in T20 World Cup
To reach his undefeated half-century, Virat passed Mahela Jayawardene, the previous captain of Sri Lanka, who had 1016 runs in ICC T20 World Cups, when he scored his 16th run. This was Kohli’s third fifty-plus in his 23rd T20 World Cup innings. Jayawardene reached the milestone of 1016 runs in 31 innings. There are 13 T20 World Cup half-centuries in Kohli’s resume.
In 2014, Kohli was the leading run scorer in the T20 World Cup. In the five T20 World Cups in which he participated, Kohli scored runs with a strike rate of 132.46 and an average of 88.75. With a spectacular 82-run knock in India’s victory against Pakistan in their opening match of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Melbourne, the former India skipper issued a message to the country’s rivals.
On Wednesday, Kohli led India to a dominant 184/6 against Bangladesh, who had won the toss and elected to bowl first. The final score for Kohli was 64 not out of 44 balls. Kohli is now the leading run-scorer in T20 World Cup (1065), T20Is (4008), and IPL (6624).
ICC Men’s T20 world cup Top Run-Scorer: Virat Kohli
The former Indian skipper has made history by becoming the first player to reach 4,000 runs in T20 Internationals. With this achievement, Kohli (4008) has surpassed his successor, Rohit Sharma, who is now ranked second on the list with 3853 runs, and now leads the records for run-scorers in the shortest format.
The 33-year-old Kohli recovered from a slump earlier in the year during the Asia Cup and the bilateral series against Australia and South Africa that preceded the competition.
In Australia, Virat Kohli has always enjoyed scoring. At the 2022 T20 World Cup by regaining his best form and tallying 50 or more points against Pakistan, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, and England. India’s ICC tournament run came to a disappointing conclusion as England defeated them by ten wickets in the semi-final at Adelaide Oval.