Virat Kohli on Sunday added another feather to his cap while taking India home in the second T20I against England in Ahmedabad. According to Hindustan Times, as he hit the winning runs, he became the first batsman to score 3000 runs in T20 internationals. Kohli forged a fifty-run stand with debutant Ishan Kishan to bring India back in the game from a 0/1 score. All it took was some sixes to hit the landmark.
Kohli remained unbeaten on 73 off just 49 deliveries to help India level the five-match series at 1-1. He hit five boundaries and three sixes in his knock. Kohli’s return to run-scoring form is crucial for the hosts. In the first match of the series, Kohli was dismissed for a duck.
The Indian captain is right on top of the run-scoring chart in T20 internationals, with 3001 runs from 87 matches at an average of 50.86. He is followed by New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill, who has 2839 runs from 99 games at an average of 32.36. At No. 3 is Kohli’s deputy Rohit Sharma, with 2773 runs.
Kohli had a rather underwhelming Test series against England and he would want to change that in the limited-overs leg against the ‘Three Lions’. He is tied with Ricky Ponting for the record of most centuries by a captain in international cricket and would love to make the record his own by slamming a ton in the remaining three T20Is. It is a format where he still doesn’t have a century in international cricket.