Virat Kohli records in T20I cricket are a testament to his success as one of the most accomplished batsmen in the format. His consistent run-scoring ability and knack for converting starts into substantial scores have made him a crucial player for India in T20Is. As he looks ahead to the upcoming years. Kohli’s focus remains on sustaining his remarkable achievements in this dynamic format of the game.
Here are the top 5 Virat Kohli records in T20I cricket.
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1. Most ‘Man of the Match’ awards
Virat Kohli was awarded the Man of the Match on Sunday for his outstanding batting performance. He scored 82 runs off 53 balls, which helped India win the match against Pakistan by 5 wickets. This was Kohli’s 14th Man of the Match award in T20Is, surpassing Mohammad Nabi’s record of 13 awards.
Kohli’s Player of the Match award against Pakistan was also his sixth individual award in the T20 World Cups. This is now the most by any player in the history of the tournament.
2. Highest individual run-getter in T20Is
During his exceptional innings of 82*. Virat Kohli achieved yet another personal milestone, establishing himself as the leading run-scorer in Men’s T20 Internationals. In this ongoing rivalry with fellow countryman Rohit Sharma for the top spot on the all-time run-scoring charts in the shortest format, Kohli surged ahead. The Delhi-born cricketer now boasts an impressive record of 3,794 runs in 102 innings. Maintaining a remarkable average of nearly 52 and a striking strike rate of 138.4.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma currently trails Kohli by 53 runs, having accumulated 3,741 runs in 135 innings. The intense competition between these two cricketing stalwarts continues to captivate fans and pundits alike, as they vie for supremacy in T20I cricket.
3. The most 50+ scores
Virat Kohli holds the record for the most 50+ scores in T20 international cricket. He has scored 38 half-centuries in 115 T20I innings. Rohit Sharma is second on the list with 35 half-centuries.
Kohli’s record is even more impressive when you consider that he has played in more T20I innings than any other batsman. He is one of the most consistent batsmen in the world in all formats of the game, and his record in T20 international cricket is a testament to his greatness.
4. First batter to score 500 runs in World Cup matches against a particular team
In the recent game, Kohli’s exceptional performance propelled him to achieve a remarkable milestone. With an unbeaten score of 82*. He extended his total runs against Pakistan in World Cup fixtures to 501, encompassing all formats of the game.
This achievement granted Kohli a unique distinction as the first-ever batter to accumulate 500+ runs against a specific opponent in World Cup matches. Surpassing his former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate AB de Villiers’ record, who had previously scored 458 runs against the West Indies in his illustrious career.
5. Highest partnership for any wicket for India against Pakistan in T20Is.
Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya’s 113-run partnership for the fifth wicket helped India chase down Pakistan’s total of 182 in the second T20I in Lucknow.
The partnership was a record for India against Pakistan in T20Is, surpassing the previous best of 97 runs between MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in Ahmedabad in 2012.
Kohli scored 53 runs off 43 balls, while Pandya made 54 runs off 30 balls. The two batsmen put on a display of power hitting, taking the attack to the Pakistan bowlers.