Virat Kohli overtakes Rohit Sharma as all-time leading run scorer in T20Is

India skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the 2 all-time leading run-scorers in T20I cricket. they’re 2 of five batsmen who have scored over 2000 runs in this format.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are 2 of 5 batsmen in the world with more than 2000 T20I runs
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are 2 of 5 batsmen in the world with more than 2000 T20I runs

Virat Kohli has again surpassed Rohit Sharma as the leading run-getter in the history of T20I cricket in the current third T20I against South Africa in Bengaluru. Kohli and Rohit, the 2 leading run-getters in the history of this format, are currently locked in a battle for the tag for the batsman with the most runs.

Rohit was seven runs behind Kohli before the beginning of the match. He reached the landmark in the second over of the match, hitting 2 consecutive fours off Kagiso Rabada. He was then dismissed in the third over, for 9 runs, as he edged through to 1st slip. His run tally in T20I cricket is currently 2443 runs.

Kohli then joined Shikhar Dhawan in the middle, reclaiming the record for the most runs in T20Is with his 1st four of the match, in the fourth over. He surpassed Rohit’s run tally of 2443 runs again. He was dismissed in the ninth over for a 15-ball 9.

Kohli (2450 runs) and Rohit (2443 runs) are the 2 all-time leading run-scorers in T20I cricket. They’re 2 of only 5 batsmen who have scored over 2000 runs in this format – the others being Martin Guptill (2283 runs), Shoaib malik (2263 runs) and Brendon McCullum (2140 runs).

Rohit Sharma additionally matched the record for creating the most T20I appearances for India within the match – equalling MS Dhoni’s 98 appearances.

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