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Virat Kohli Surpasses Mahela Jayawardene to become The Leading Run-Scorer In ICC T20 World Cup History

Virat Kohli has made it into a habit of bashing new records on a regular basis. The 33-year-old batter is putting a class apart show of skills in the ongoing T20 World Cup. In the latest match of India against Bangladesh, Kohli smashed another half-century. And while doing so, Kohli has registered a major record up his name. Virat Kohli has now surpassed Mahela Jayawardene to become the highest run-scorer in the history of the T20 World Cup ever.

Despite struggling through form issues for quite some time in the recent past, King Kohli as the fans address him has roared back like never before. Virat Kohli single-handedly led India toward a historic win against ace rivals Pakistan in the tournament opener. And as of now, he’s been dismissed only once in the tournament where he has played 4 innings. And the other three games witnessed Kohli getting to a half-century in each of them. His current average in the tournament stands at a blazing 220.

Virat’s recent knocks have been near-perfect in every aspect. He scores run at an active strike rate, he looks comfortable facing pace as well as spin deliveries, and he decorates his knocks with skillfully articulated boundaries. Kohli, currently, is setting an exemplar case of “as better as it gets”. And his string of heroics in the tournament has made him the highest run-scorer in the history of the tournament.

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Virat Kohli And The String Of Records Up His Name

Virat Kohli while playing against Bangladesh surpassed Mahela Jayawardene’s record of scoring the highest number of runs in the ICC T20 World Cup. Kohli has now scored 1065 runs within 25 innings in the World Cup, leaving behind Jayawardene’s 2014 record of 1016 runs in 31 matches. Moreover, Kohli also boasts the record of scoring 13 fifties within 23 innings in the World Cup.

Not stopping there, Kohli has surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 3300 runs to become the highest-scoring Indian in Australia with 3350 runs. Virat’s exceptional love for the Adelaide Oval is undeniable. He has scored 904 runs in 14 innings with an average of 75.34 at the venue. He’s hit 5 centuries and 3 half-centuries within those 14 innings. As for the whole of Australian venues, Kohli has scored 11 centuries and 18 half-centuries, scoring 3350 runs at an average of 56.77.

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Ayushi Singh
Ayushi Singh
Ayushi is a Journalism and Mass Communication undergraduate. An avid sports enthusiast, with an inclination towards Cricket. Likes to be well informed, as she likes to be well read. Will be found indulging in a book if not in India's 2011 WC win highlights.


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