Virat Kohli, India’s star batter, became the first to complete 1,100 runs in T20 World Cups on Thursday.
This feat was achieved by India’s star batter during his team’s second semifinal match of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup against England at Adelaide Oval.
Virat scored a delightful 50 off 40 balls in the semi-final match against England. His knock had four boundaries and one six. He had a strike rate of 125.00 when he hit the ball.
Sri Lanka legend Mahela Jayawardene comes in second with 1,016 runs, while West Indies great Chris Gayle comes in third with 965 runs.
This was his fourth half-century of the tournament’s ongoing edition.
He is currently the tournament’s leading run-scorer. He has 296 runs scored in six innings for an average of 98.66. This includes his instant classic 82* against Pakistan in Melbourne.
Virat Kohli also became the first player in T20I history to reach 4,000 runs. With this half-century, Virat’s T20I run total now stands at 4,008 runs in 115 matches across 107 innings at an average of 52.73.
He has one century and 37 half-centuries to his name, with the best individual score of 122*. In the shorter format, he has a strike rate of 137.96.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma (3,853), New Zealand opening veteran Martin Guptill (3,531), Pakistan skipper Babar Azam (3,323), and Ireland opener Paul Stirling are the other top batters in the shortest format (3,181).
In the match, India finished with a total of 168/6 in 20 overs. The standout performers were Hardik Pandya (63 off 33 balls) and Virat Kohli (50).
Chris Jordan (3/43) was England’s first-choice bowler. Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid each took a wicket.