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Virat Kohli becomes highest run scror in T20 World Cup; breaks Mahela Jayawardene’s record

Everyone knows that Virat Kohli has returned among the runs. He had shown the glimpse of his form in the recently concluded Asia Cup. But he is scoring serious runs in the ongoing world cup.

And now the Indian maestro has a record to show for it.

Kohli breaks world record for most runs in T20 World Cup

In India’s fourth match of the tournament against Bangladesh Virat Kohli became the highest run scorer in the history of Men’s T20 World Cup.

Kohli beat the previous best of Mahela Jayawardene (1016 runs). He achieved this record when he scored the 16th run of his inning, en route to an unbeaten 66.

What’s more fascinating about this record is the fact that Kohli took 8 less inning than Jayawardene to achieve this figure.

It took the Sri Lankan legend a total of 31 innings to make these runs. But Kohli was able to overtake him in just 23 innings.

He has achieved this feat at an astonishing average as well. In the five world cups that Kohli has feature in, he has managed to score a total of 1065 at an average of 88.75 and strike rate over 136.

Further he has scored highest number of fifties as well. His unbeaten knock of 66 runs saw him cross the 13th half century mark in the history of the tournament.

His raring form is a concerning factors for the team headed into the knockout stages of the tournament. On his day Virat Kohli can singlehandedly change the course of the game.

Most Runs in T20 World Cup

V Kohli (INDIA)2012-2022252311106589*88.75132.4601309727
DPMD Jayawardene (SL)2007-201431315101610039.07134.7416111125
CH Gayle (WI)2007-20213331396511734.46142.752717863
RG Sharma (INDIA)2007-20223734892179*35.42129.350918535
TM Dilshan (SL)2007-20163534589796*30.93124.0606510120

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