Virat Kohli top-scored with 72 not out in India’s successful chase against South Africa in the 2nd T20I at Mohali. His stunning innings oozed class as the champion batsman once again showed the world why he is the best batter across formats. During the course of his splendid knock, he also added another feather to his cap.
Kohli is now the highest run-getter in T20Is, claiming the top spot from his fellow teammate and deputy Rohit Sharma. Meanwhile, Martin Guptill ranks No. 3 on the distinguished list. His fifty in India’s 7-wicket win is also his 22nd fifty-plus score in the format – the most for any batsman.
The 30-year-old’s batting heroics also catapulted his average above 50 in T20Is, making him the only batsman to average more than 50 in all three forms of the game. After receiving yet another player of the match award, Kohli is now tied with Shahid Afridi as the most number of man of the match awards earned by a player in T20I cricket, only one award behind Mohammad Nabi’s tally of 12.