Former India skipper Virat Kohli has a total of 24,078 runs in 471 matches across 525 innings at an average of 53.62.
Virat Kohli on Sunday surpassed Rahul Dravid to become the second highest run-scorer for India in international cricket.
The star batter accomplished this feat in the third T20I against Australia in Hyderabad.
In the match, the ‘Chase Master’ Kohli was in full flow, switching from attacker to anchor, from anchor to attacker at will. He struck 63 runs in 48 balls, consisting of three fours and four sixes. His strike rate was also pretty solid at 131.25.
Brilliant character shown by the boys to seal the series after being down. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/qVCTXNWKH3
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 25, 2022
Now, Kohli has a total of 24,078 runs in 471 matches across 525 innings at an average of 53.62. His best individual score in cricket is 254*. 71 centuries have come from his bat along with 125 half-centuries.
He has surpassed Indian great Rahul Dravid, who has scored 24,064 international runs for the Indian cricket team. Though Dravid’s international cricket run tally stands at 24,208, the rest of his 144 runs have been scored as a part of teams like Asia XI, and ICC World XI.
The leading run scorer for Team India in international cricket is none other than Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. In 664 matches across 782 innings, Tendulkar has scored 34,357 runs at an average of 48.52. 100 centuries and 164 half-centuries have come from his bat, with the best score of 248*.
These batters are followed by former skipper Sourav Ganguly (18,433), MS Dhoni (17,092) and, Virender Sehwag (16,892).
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The famous win also kept the five-match series alive with Australia leading 2-1.
Haris Rauf said no player other than Virat Kohli could have hit those famous sixes from the India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 match.
India had lost 4-5 and 4-7 in the first two Tests before winning the next match 4-3. The visitors lost the fourth game 1-5.