T20 World Cup 2022, IND vs SA: The Indian cricket team is facing South Africa in its third match of the T20 World Cup today. In this match, winning the toss, Team India came out to bat first. This decision did not prove to be correct and Team India’s 5 wickets fell before 50 runs. One of the players who got out was the name of the legendary batsman Virat Kohli. Virat returned after scoring only 12 runs in this match, but he has a big record in his name.
Big record in the name of Virat
Virat Kohli may have got out after scoring 12 runs but he did another big feat in the World Cup. Virat has become only the second batsman in the world to complete 1000 runs in the T20 World Cup. Virat now has a total of 1001 runs in 24 matches in the T20 World Cup. He is the second batsman in the world and the first in India to do so. Prior to this match, Virat had scored an unbeaten 62 against the Netherlands and an unbeaten 82 against Pakistan.
just a short distance from the world record
At the same time, Virat is now just a few runs away from making a strong record in the World Cup. Actually Virat has now scored 1001 runs in the World Cup tournament. Virat is now only behind Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene among the highest run-scorers in the World Cup, who has 1016 runs in 31 matches. Virat now needs only 16 runs to overtake him. By doing this, another world record will be made in the name of Virat. In this list, Indian captain Rohit Sharma is at number seven with 919 runs.
The list of highest run scorers in T20 World Cup is as follows:
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) – 1016 runs in 31 matches
Virat Kohli (India) – 1001 runs in 24 matches
Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 965 runs in 33 matches
Rohit Sharma (India) – 919 runs in 36 matches
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) – 897 runs in 35 matches