Cricket

Virat Kohli surpasses Dravid, becomes India's second highest run-scorer in international cricket after Sachin Tendulkar

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 surpasses Dravid, becomes India's second highest run-scorer in international cricket after Sachin Tendulkar

Virat Kohli (63 off 48) kept India's chase on track after Yadav's departure in the 14th over as he took India mighty close to win while Hardik Pandya finished off the job with a 16-ball 25. AP

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.

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).

Updated Date: September 26, 2022 15:01:13 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

India stun Australia 4-3 in third hockey test, register first win in 13 years
Hockey

India stun Australia 4-3 in third hockey test, register first win in 13 years

The famous win also kept the five-match series alive with Australia leading 2-1.

Watch: 'If Karthik, Pandya had hit them, I would've been hurt' — Haris Rauf on Virat Kohli's sixes
First Cricket News

Watch: 'If Karthik, Pandya had hit them, I would've been hurt' — Haris Rauf on Virat Kohli's sixes

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 suffer 4-5 defeat against Australia in fifth hockey Test, lose series 1-4
Hockey

India suffer 4-5 defeat against Australia in fifth hockey Test, lose series 1-4

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.