Virat Kohli becomes second batsman to complete 1000 runs in T20 World Cup history | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Indian batsman Virat Kohli added another record to his tally as he became only the second player to score 1,000 runs in men’s history T20 World Cup. Kohli achieved the milestone in India’s Super 12 match against South Africa in Perth on Sunday.
Having already played two match-winning knocks (82* and 62*) in the ongoing World Cup, Kohli failed to continue his sublime touch making just 12 off 11 balls before being dismissed by Lungi Ngidi .

Kohli now has 1,001 runs in 24 matches in T20 World Cups and is 16 runs shy of former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardena’s record of 1,016 runs in 31 matches.
West Indies’ Chris Gayle is third on the list with 965 runs in 33 matches, while Indian captain Rohit Sharma is fourth with 919 runs in 36 matches.

Despite a sluggish start to the year, the 33-year-old Kohli found his rhythm in the Asia Cup and in the bilateral series matches against Australia and South Africa that preceded the competition.
His unbeaten knock of 82 earned praise from all quarters, with former Australian Greg Chappell describing his innings as a “song by God”. Chappell also called Kohli the “most complete Indian batsman” of his time.


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