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Virat Kohli: The undeniable King of T20 World Cup

2022 Nov 05, 11:45,
Virat Kohli (Source: Pinterest)

Virat Kohli is often referred to as a modern-day great in cricket. His performances have earned him accolades across all formats. When it comes to T20 cricket the batter stands clear of his contemporaries with jaw-dropping records to his name. Let's look at some of the T20 records held by him at the grandest event of the shorter format, the T20 World Cups.

Bradman-Esque stats while chasing

Virat 'Chasemaster' Kohli is a different entity. In 9 successful T20 WC chases, he has scored 518 runs at a massive average of 518.00. He has stayed unbeaten eight times while chasing, with his best score being 82*. Seven fifties have come out of his bat while chasing.

Source: Pinterest
Source: Pinterest

Most Runs

Virat is the top run-scorer in the history of the ICC T20 World Cup. He has scored 1,065 runs in 25 matches. The star batter recently surpassed Sri Lanka great Mahela Jayawardene as the tournament's highest run-getter.

Source: ANI
Source: ANI

Most runs in a single edition of the tournament

Virat amassed 319 runs at an average of 106.33 in six innings with four fifties in 2014, which is the highest number of runs in a single edition of the tournament.

Most 50+ scores

With a total of 13 half-centuries, Kohli has most scores of 50 or more in tournament history. West Indies legend Chris Gayle (two centuries, nine fifties) is in the second position.

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Source: Pinterest

Best average

Virat's T20 WC numbers among the mortals make him the 'Immortal One'. While other players have struggled to touch the 45-50 mark on their average, this star batter has an average of 88.75 in the tournament. He has stayed unbeaten in 11 out of 23 innings in the tournament.

Source: ANI
Source: ANI

Two-time 'Man of the Tournament'

Virat is the only player in the history of T20 WC to have won the 'Man of the Tournament' award twice. He won it in the 2014 edition (top scorer with 319 runs at an average of 106.33 and four fifties) and the 2016 edition (second highest run scorer with 273 runs at an average of 136.50 and three fifties).


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