New Delhi: Virat Kohli is in excellent form ever since the World Cup started. Today he has achieved another big record while playing in T20 World Cup in Australia. Kohli over took former Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene to become the highest run-scorer in the T20 World Cup.
Virat Kohli had 1001 runs before this match and was only 16 runs behind Mahela Jayawardene. In this match, the wicket of Indian team captain Rohit Sharma fell early, after which Kohli got down to bat early and achieved this feat by playing shots as soon as he arrived.
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Sets record for the fastest 1000 runs in T20
Earlier, Virat Kohli had also set the record for the fastest 1000 runs. Mahela Jayawardene scored 1000 runs in 25 innings in the T20 World Cup, while Virat Kohli achieved this record in 23 innings. Kohli had scored only 12 runs in the match played against South Africa, he had crossed the mark of completing 1000 runs in this match and also became the fastest to achieve it.
Brilliant innings against Pakistan and Netherlands
Virat Kohli is in blazing form in this tournament. He recently played an innings of 82 runs against Pakistan. It was because of this innings that the Indian team defeated Pakistan. At the same time, he scored 62 runs against the Netherlands and took the team towards a respectable total.