T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli becomes second highest run-scorer in tournament’s history | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Star Indian batter Virat Kohli on Thursday became the second-highest run-scorer in the history of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. He reached this landmark during his side’s Group 2, Super 12 match of the tournament at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
In the match, Virat hit a delightful unbeaten 62 off 44 balls. His knock included three fours and two majestic sixes.
Now, Virat has a total of 989 runs in 23 T20 WC matches across 21 innings at an average of 89.90. He has 12 half-centuries in the tournament, with the best score of 89*.
Virat won the ‘Man of the Tournament’ awards twice in the tournament. He won in 2014 (319 runs) and 2016 (273 runs), becoming the only player to do so.
He surpassed West Indies legend Chris Gayle to become the second-greatest batter in the tournament. Gayle has scored 965 runs at an average of 34.46 in 33 matches.
The highest run-scorer in ICC T20 World Cup history is Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene. He has scored 1,1016 runs in T20 WCs at an average of 39.07, including one century and six half-centuries.

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