Virat Kohli surpasses Rohit Sharma to become leading T20I run scorer
- Kohli scored an unbeaten half-century to help India register a comfortable seven-wicket victory over South Africa
- Enroute to his 72 not out, Kohli became the leading run scorer in the shortest format of the game
- Kohli now has 2441 runs from 71 T20Is as he surpassed Rohit Sharma, who has 2434 runs in 97 matches
NEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten half-century to help India register a comfortable seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the second Twenty20 International at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Enroute to his 72 not out off 52 balls with the help of three sixes and four fours, Kohli became the leading run scorer in the shortest format of the game.
Kohli now has 2441 runs from 71 T20Is as he surpassed his teammate Rohit Sharma, who has 2434 runs in 97 matches.
Another record broken! Virat Kohli has now scored more runs in men's T20Is than any other cricketer 👏 👏 https://t.co/1fBBGJjyOQ— ICC (@ICC) 1568825581000
Kohli has scored his runs at an astounding average of 50.85 with the help of 22 fifties. His best came against Australia in Adelaide three years ago when he scored an unbeaten 90 off 55 balls.
After the two Indian batsmen, the third on the list is New Zealand's Martin Guptill, who has 2283 in 78 matches. Pakistan's veteran batsman Shoaib Malik, 2263 in 111 T20Is, is at fourth, followed by Brendon McCullum of New Zealand with 2140 in 71 games.