Virat Kohli: With a 44-ball 62 against the Netherlands in their second Super 12 encounter at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday, October 27, former captain Virat Kohli continued his amazing run of form in the current T20 World Cup 2022.
After a sluggish start in the powerplay, Virat Kohli, skipper Rohit Sharma, and Suryakumar Yadav all scored fifty runs to enable India score 179 for 2 in 20 overs. Having amassed 144 runs in just two games, Virat Kohli has not yet been knocked out in the T20 World Cup. In India’s dramatic victory against Pakistan in Melbourne, Kohli hit a spectacular 53-ball 82 runs unbeaten. He then batted well against the Netherlands, scoring 62 runs at a solid pace.
In addition, Kohli surpassed West Indies great Chris Gayle on the list of batsmen with the most runs scored in men’s T20 World Cups with the solid knock he delivered against the Netherlands. Mahela Jayawardene is the only other members of the elite 1000-run club, and Kohli has increased his total to 989 runs in 23 games.
MOST RUNS IN T20 WORLD CUPS
- Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) – 1016 runs in 31 matches
- Virat Kohli (India) – 989 runs in 23 matches
- Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 965 runs in 33 matches
- Rohit Sharma (India) – 904 runs in 35 matches
- Tilakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) – 897 runs in 35 matches
Virat Kohli has a stunning 89.90 average in T20 World Cups, and if early indications from Australia are any indication, Kohli is likely to reclaim his best form in the game’s shortest format.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, also passed the 900-run mark in T20 World Cups with his 39-ball 53 against the Netherlands on Thursday.