Stats: Virat Kohli becomes leading runs scorer in T20Is

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With his match winning knock of 72* against South Africa in the 2nd T20I played at PCA Stadium, Mohali on Wednesday, the Indian captain Virat Kohli became leading runs scorer in T20Is. He surpassed Rohit Sharma who is 2nd in the list.

The Indian captain looked in sublime touch and made the batting look easy. He and Dhawan took the game away adding 61 runs for the 2nd wicket. Kohli reached his 50 of 40 balls and remained not out on 72. India won the match easily by 7 wickets. For his captains knock, the Indian captain Virat Kohli was awarded man of the match.

Virat Kohli made his T20I debut for India in 2010. He has scored so far 2441 runs from 71 matches (66 innings) with 22 half-centuries to his name. His best score in this format is 90* during the 2nd T20I match played at Adelaide Oval, in 2016.

Kohli played brilliant knocks during the 2016 ICC World T20. He took India to the semi-finals and showed his class against West Indies where he remained not out on 89 of 47 balls and helped Men in Blue post 192 for 2. It was an amazing batting performance by West Indies batsmen and won the match by 7 wickets.

His ability to chase down targets and play orthodox shots makes him a tough batsman to bowl out. He takes singles and not allows the bowlers to settle in a line or length. Kohli has a chance to increase his tally when India takes on South Africa in the 3rd and final T20I to be at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Sunday.

Kohli has been a consistent performer for Team India in all formats.  He is the only batsman to average 50 plus in all three formats.

Rohit Sharma is 2nd on the list with 2434 runs from 97 matches (89 innings) with 4 centuries and 17 half centuries.

New Zealand explosive opener Martin Guptill occupies the 3rd position with 2283 runs from 78 matches (75 innings) with 2 centuries and 14 half-centuries.

Shoaib Malik is on 2263 runs from 111 matches (104 innings) with 7 half-centuries. Brendon McCullum completes the top 5 list with 2140 runs from 71 matches ( 70 innings).


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