Virat Kohli achieves milestone, becomes first cricketer to score most runs in two T20 World Cup seasons

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Virat Kohli after scoring a half-century against Pakistan

Virat Kohli Record: Even though the Indian team was once again out in the T20 World Cup after losing in the knockout and its dream of becoming the champion for the second time remained unfulfilled. But for the team’s star batsman and former captain Virat Kohli, the eighth season of the World Cup held in Australia was very memorable and historic. When 34-year-old Virat returned to his old colors in this time’s World Cup, he also regained his lost rhythm. He made his intentions known from the very first match played against Pakistan in Melbourne and went on to create history by playing four half-centuries.

Virat first completed his 1000 runs in the history of T20 World Cup and also became the highest run-scorer behind Mahela Jayawardene. This was Kohli’s fifth T20 World Cup and he now has 1141 runs in 25 innings. During this, while Virat’s average was 81.50, his strike rate was 131.30. Virat also holds the record for scoring 14 half-centuries in the T20 World Cup.

Top scorers in 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)

With the end of the World Cup, this right-handed batsman has also made a new record in his name. He has become the first cricketer in the world to score the most runs in two seasons of the T20 World Cup. Virat scored the highest 296 runs in six innings this year at an average of 98.66 and a strike rate of 136.40. During this he also remained unbeaten thrice. This is not the first time for Virat that he has been the highest run scorer of the tournament. Earlier in the year 2014, he had scored a record 319 runs. This is still the world record for most runs scored by any player in a season.

Let us tell you that Kohli has also been the Player of the Tournament twice. He received this award in 2014 and then in 2016. He is the only player to have received this award twice. Kohli scored 319 runs in 2014 and 273 runs in 2016.

All Player of the Tournament in T20 World Cup History

  • Shahid Afridi (2007): 91 runs and 12 wickets
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan (2009): 317 runs
  • Kevin Pietersen (2010): 248 runs
  • Shane Watson (2012): 249 runs and 11 wickets
  • Virat Kohli (2014): 319 runs
  • Virat Kohli (2016): 273 runs
  • David Warner (2021): 289 runs
  • Sam Curran (2022): 13 wickets

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