Virat Kohli. (Picture Supply: Paul Kane/Getty Pictures)

Former India captain Virat Kohli achieved yet one more milestone in his cricketing profession throughout India’s T20 World Cup sport towards South Africa, on October 30, 2022, as he turned the primary Indian cricketer to attain 1000 runs throughout all editions of the T20 World Cup. With this feat, Kohli additionally turned solely the second participant to take action after Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene.

After scoring two back-to-back half-centuries within the first two video games of the match, Kohli couldn’t go away an influence within the third sport towards the Proteas. However within the 12 runs that he scored off 11 deliveries at Perth, he managed to surpass the 1000-run mark earlier than being dismissed by Proteas pacer Lungi Ngidi.

Kohli achieved the feat in simply 24 matches and he has now collected 1001 runs from simply 22 innings, at a mean of 83.41. Although he hasn’t bagged a T20 World Cup century, he has notched up 12 half-centuries. Jayawardene stays to be the main run-scorer of the T20 World Cups with 1016 runs from 31 matches.

Kohli is now on the verge of surpassing Jayawardene and must get simply 16 extra runs to change into the main run-scorer within the T20 World Cups. Amongst the opposite gamers who’ve participated within the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is behind Virat Kohli with 919 runs and has the prospect to change into the second Indian participant to surpass the 1000-run mark.

King Kohli finds his mojo again

Kohli has been in super type of late, ever because the Asia Cup 2022 the place he claimed his maiden T20I century whereas enjoying towards Afghanistan. Within the first sport of the T20 World Cup 2022 towards arch-rivals Pakistan, Kohli smashed an unbeaten 53-ball 82* and led India from the entrance because the Males in Blue clinched a victory within the remaining over.

He continued his good type within the subsequent sport towards the Netherlands as his unbeaten 44-ball 62*, alongside half-centuries from skipper Rohit Sharma and in-form Suryakumar Yadav helped India publish an enormous goal of 180 runs, which later helped them win the sport as nicely.

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