T20 World Cup Records: Virat Kohli became the leading run scorer in the history of the tournament in the Super 12 match against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup 2022 played in Australia. He made this record, leaving behind the legendary Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene (1016). At the same time, while playing in his 5th T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli made many records this season as well as made a record of the last 15 years in his name. Virat has 1141 runs in 27 matches of T20 World Cup.
If we talk about the leading run scorer from 2007 to 2022, then Virat Kohli is the only player who has been the top batsman twice. However, the final match of this world is yet to come, but Alex Hales will have to play a miraculous innings of 86 runs and Jos Buttler will have to play a miraculous innings of 98 runs only then Virat can be behind. Both are openers, so it seems difficult to do. But when it comes to Virat, he has been the top scorer of the tournament not only this year, before that in 2014 as well.
Top scorers of T20 World Cup from 2007 to 2022
- 2007- Matthew Hayden, Australia (265 runs)
- 2009 – Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lanka (317 runs)
- 2010- Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka (302 runs)
- 2012 – Shane Watson, Australia (249 runs)
- 2014 – Virat Kohli, India (319 runs)
- 2016- Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh (295 runs)
- 2021 – Babar Azam, Pakistan (303 runs)
- 2022 – Virat Kohli, India (296 runs before the final match)
Virat Kohli performed brilliantly in the T20 World Cup 2022. He scored four half-centuries in 6 matches. With this, he also became the player to score 14 half-centuries in the tournament. In the semi-final also, Virat played an innings of 50 runs in 40 balls and during this time he also completed 4000 T20 International runs. Virat Kohli also became the first batsman in the world to do so. It is worth noting that his name has also been given by the ICC among the 9 names shortlisted for the Player of the Tournament. Voting continues and everyone is hopeful that India’s run machine will get this award.
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