Former Indian captain Virat Kohli© AFP
Virat Kohli became the leading runner in ICC T20 World Cup history on Wednesday when he recorded a personal score of 16 against Bangladesh in Adelaide, India. Kohli came to bat early after India lost captain Rohit Sharma for little money and looked fluid from the start. He surpassed the record of former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene, who had hit 1016 runs in 31 innings. Kohli played his 25th entry in tournament history.
The Indian talisman had lit up the 2014 and 2016 editions of the ICC T20 World Cup. He was the run leader in 2014 when his 319 runs took India to the final where they lost to Sri Lanka.
In 2016, Kohli was second in the racing charts (273) when India was eliminated in the semi-finals.
BCCI congratulated Kohli for adding another feather to his hat
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— BCCI (@BCCI) November 2, 2022
He had played a game-winning shot of 82* against Pakistan and followed that up with an innings of 62 against the Netherlands. However, against South Africa, Kohli was unable to continue his unbeaten run as he was sent off for 12.
Against Bangladesh, Kohli had to come in early after seeing skipper Rohit Sharma go out for just 2 runs. Kohli took a little time to get going. He surpassed Mahela Jayawardene’s tally of 1016 runs in the T20 World Cups in the seventh over.
Virat’s best performance at the T20 World Cup 2022 was undoubtedly the match against Pakistan. The Indian cricket poster boy himself admitted that he would rate the tapping on his mohali innings against Australia.
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