Kohli becomes highest run-scorer in men's T20 World Cups
Kohli becomes highest run-scorer in men's T20 World Cups.
ADELAIDE (Web Desk) - India’s super star batsman Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the most prolific run-scorer in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history.
— ICC (@ICC) November 3, 2022
Tucking Taskin Ahmed for a single off his hip Kohli edged past Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardena’s 1016 in 23 innings, eight innings quicker than the Sri Lankan, at an average of over 85 and a strike rate of 131.
Despite a lean trot earlier in the year, the 33-year-old found his groove in the Asia Cup and in bilateral series against Australia and South Africa leading up to the event, and hit the ground running in the much-anticipated meeting with Pakistan at the MCG in front of over 90,000 people to begin his tournament.
Runs against the Netherlands pushed Kohli closer towards the thousand mark, and despite a blip against South Africa, he joined Jayawardena as the only men to boast a four-figure tally.