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New record for Kohli! Indian batsman with most T20 runs

By Rajneesh Gupta
May 03, 2016 15:41 IST
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When the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain got to 37 during his innings of 52, he became the Indian batsman with most runs in Twenty20 (International and domestic) cricket in a calendar year.

Rajneesh Gupta presents the top T20 batsmen.

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: Virat Kohli hits out. Photograph: BCCI

Virat Kohli established a new Indian record in Monday's Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

When the Royal Challengers captain got to 37 during his innings of 52, he became the Indian batsman with most runs in Twenty20 (International and domestic) cricket in a calendar year.

He went past Suresh Raina's tally of 1042 runs in 2010.

The following table shows Indian batsmen with most T20 runs in a calendar year:

 

Year

Mts

Runs

Hs

Avg

SR

100s

50s

Virat Kohli

2016

20

1058

100*

96.20

137.83

1

11

Suresh Raina

2010

29

1042

101

47.36

149.71

1

8

Gautam Gambhir

2012

35

950

93

30.64

128.37

0

7

Robin Uthappa

2014

25

949

85*

41.26

135.18

0

7

Virat Kohli

2011

28

941

84*

40.91

128.20

0

7

Murali Vijay

2010

27

860

127

34.40

133.54

1

5

Suresh Raina

2014

28

845

109*

42.25

150.08

1

6

Virat Kohli

2012

30

835

78*

33.40

122.61

0

6

Suresh Raina

2012

37

814

73

29.07

132.78

0

2

With around eight months still remaining in the year, Kohli has the opportunity to make an appearance in the list of batsmen with most T20 runs in a calendar year.

The list is dominated by Chris Gayle, who holds the first four slots.

Most T20 runs in a calendar year:

 

Year

Mts

Runs

Hs

Avg

SR

100s

50s

Chris Gayle

2015

36

1665

151*

59.46

164.52

3

10

Chris Gayle

2012

40

1532

128*

47.87

151.68

3

13

Chris Gayle

2011

31

1497

109*

57.57

174.67

4

10

Chris Gayle

2013

33

1344

175*

49.77

149.66

3

7

David Hussey

2010

49

1275

81*

36.42

133.36

0

7

Ryan ten Doeschate

2013

44

1248

95*

37.81

148.21

0

8

Lendl Simmons

2014

37

1209

100*

37.78

123.61

1

9

Dwayne Smith

2014

44

1203

110*

29.34

129.35

2

7

David Warner

2011

33

1181

135*

42.17

136.84

3

7

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