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Yet another milestone for King Kohli!

Last updated on: November 10, 2022 15:35 IST
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Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli on Thursday scripted history as he became the first batter in history to reach 4000 runs in T20 Internationals. Kohli reached the landmark in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022 against England in Adelaide on Thursday.


Earlier, Kohli became the all-time leading run-scorer in the men's T20 World Cups against Bangladesh in Adelaide, overtaking Mahela Jayawardene's record of 1016 runs, which was set in 2014. Kohli needed 42 runs to complete 4000 T20I runs and reached the landmark in the 15th over of India's innings with a boundary off Adil Rashid.

In the match, Virat scored a delightful 50 off 40 balls. His knock consisted of four boundaries and one six. He struck the ball at a strike rate of 125.00.

This was his fourth half-century of the ongoing edition of the tournament. He is currently the leading run scorer in the tournament so far. He has scored 296 runs in six innings at an average of 98.66. This also includes his instant-classic knock of 82 n.o. against Pakistan at Melbourne.

With this half-century, Virat's run-tally in T20I cricket has gone to 4,008 runs in 115 matches across 107 innings at an average of 52.73. One century and 37 half-centuries have come out of his bat, with the best individual score of 122 n.o. His strike rate in the shorter format is 137.96.

Kohli was adjudged the Player of the Tournament in the 2014 and 2016 T20 World Cups, making him the only male cricketer to win the award twice.

Kohli also holds the record for being the highest run-scorer in all T20Is. He is ahead of captain Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Babar Azam and Paul Stirling on the list.

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