Former skipper Virat Kohli has been named as part of the 15-member squad that represents India in the 2022 ICC World Cup in Australia. Kohli, who had been suffering with a century drought in international cricket since nearly 3 years, found his rhythm back in the Asia cup in UAE by scoring a century and 2 fifties. While Kohli’s performances will be critical for the team’s fortunes, even on the personal front the Delhi-born batter has several records up for grabs.
Records which Virat Kohli can break at the T20 World Cup
1. Second highest run scoring Indian in International cricket –
During the recent T20 series with Australia, Kohli scored 63 in the final match and during the course of his innings he became the second highest scoring player for India in International cricket after Sachin Tendulkar. Though he eclipsed Rahul Dravid to claim the No. 2 spot, Dravid still leads in the list of highest scoring Indian in international cricket with 24,208 runs. This anomaly is thanks to Dravid’s appearance for Asian team which is a non-India international representation. However, with 24,130 runs, Kohli is breathing down Dravid’s neck and is very likely to go past the current Indian coach’s record. Even this record is led by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
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2. Highest run scoring player in International T20 history –
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is the highest scoring batsman in the history of International T20 cricket with 3,737 runs. However, Kohli is close on his heels with 3,712 runs. With just 25 runs separating them and Kohli having scored more than twice (276) of Rohit’s score in Asia Cup (133), there are no doubts that he is in better form and also is likely to overtake Sharma on this list.
3. Highest run scoring player in T20 World Cup history –
Former Sri Lankan player Mahela Jayawardene leads this list with 1,016 runs with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli trailing him with 847 and 845 runs respectively. While It’s not a given that Kohli will be able to score 169 runs in the event, there is a high probability of him doing so, especially if he finds himself in good touch.
4. Maximum fours in T20 history – Irish player Paul Stirling is atop this list with 344 fours to his name. Closely following him are Rohit Sharma with 337 fours and Kohli with 331. While both will most likely go past Stirling It will be interesting to see as to which Indian wins this race. For reasons mentioned above, Kohli is still the favourite but the power hitting Rohit can never be discounted.