Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli set a new batting record by becoming the fastest player to score 2000 Twenty20 International (T20I) runs, creating a history and booking himself yet another record to add in his mega list.
Not anyone is unaware about Virat Kohli’s dominance when he enters the pitch with a bat in his hand – it is back-to-back homeruns. And the typical Kohli smash-down was seen again on the T20I pitch in England as Kohli booked himself, a new international batting record while setting a sky high benchmark. After the first T20I match on Tuesday, Virat Kohli became the first Indian and the fastest player (56 innings) to reach the 2000-run mark in the first of the three T20Is against England at Old Trafford, Manchester in India’s ongoing tour of England.
In fact, Kohli was just short of 8 runs to achieve the wondrous feat before the match and target score in the 16th over of the match when the score of India was 142 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Perhaps, Kohli is only the fourth person in world to have achieved the feat of being able to cross 2000 run mark in T20Is. The other three international cricketers include Martin Guptill from New Zealand is on the top spot in the list with 2271 runs to his name in 73 T20I innings. Closely following Martin is another New Zealander, Brendon McCullum who has made 2140 runs in 71 T20I innings; and the third in the list is Pakistan’s all-rounder Shoaib Malik who recently entered 2000 run club during a match against Zimbabwe in 59 T20I innings.
Kohli has achieved phenomenal success not just as the captain of the Indian Cricket team but has also excelled as a batsman scoring runs whenever the team needs it from him and more often than not contributed in making team India stand on the winning side. These contributions from Virat Kohli have made him establish into a consistent batsman who has created new batting records for himself along the way.