India captain Kohli created another massive highlight on Sunday as the ‘Men in Blue’ took on West Indies in the 2nd T20 International in Thiruvananthapuram. The right-handed batsman surpassed Rohit Sharma to reclaim the top spot in the T20 International highest run-scorers list. While Virat Kohli has scored 2,563 runs in the shortest format, Rohit Sharma has registered 2,562 runs in the format previously.
The Indian captain Kohli was just 3 runs away from Vice-captain Sharma’s mark, when the innings started. But Sharma, who came out to open the innings for India, scored 15 runs before he caught by Jason Holder. When Virat Kohli came out to bat, he needed 18 runs to cross Sharma’s place and become the leading-run scorer in the shortest format.
Captain Virat Kohli was dismissed for 17 balls with 19 runs after he tried to go for a big hit, but was dismissed by Simmons off Kesrick. But he managed to cross Sharma Rohit’s mark before he departed.
Virat Kohli’s highest T20 International score of 94 attached India’s chase of the 208 runs target with eight balls to spare in the first T20I. The skipper struck 6 fours and another 6 sixes as his 35 ball 50 runs led India to 209-4 in 18.4 overs in the 1st T20 International. It was the 23rd time he made 50 plus in T20 International cricket, the most runs by any batsman.