Virat Kohli – The New Leading Run-Scorer In T20 World Cup History

The Indian legendary cricketer Virat Kohli became the new leading run-scorer of the T20 World Cup history during their crucial game against Bangladesh. Also check here top 5 highest run scorers in T20 world cup history.

During their pivotal match against Bangladesh in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 this Wednesday, November 2, evening, the Indian legend Virat Kohli took the lead in runs scored in the competition’s history.
India and Bangladesh were playing one of their must-win games in this round of the championship, hence the encounter in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage was quite significant.
Virat Kohli, the previous captain of India, contributed significantly to the team’s success once more with his bat. The right-handed batsman led his country to a first innings score of 184/6 (20 overs) with 64 not out off 44 balls, which included 8 fours and 1 six .Also, opener KL Rahul (50 off 32 balls), middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav (30 off 16 balls) and lower-order batter Ravichandran Ashwin (13* off 6 balls) played important roles in the Indian batting line-up.

Most runs in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history: Virat Kohli surpassed Mahela Jayawardene

In that pivotal innings, Kohli overtook former Sri Lankan batting great Mahela Jayawardene to take the record for most runs scored in the history of the Men’s T20 World Cup. After his most recent game, Kohli scored 1065 runs in the tournament history, compared to Jayawardene’s 1016 runs in the competition history.

In the Men’s T20 World Cup history, Kohli became the second cricketer (after Mahela Jayawardene) to attain the 1000 runs milestone during India’s previous match against South Africa. The Indian right-handed hitter now holds the record for most runs scored in the history of the Men’s T20 World Cup.

Top five leading run-scorer in Men’s T20 World Cup history

Player (Team)Runs
Virat Kohli (India)1065
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)1016
Chris Gayle (West Indies)965
Rohit Sharma (India)921
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)897

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