Run Machine Virat Kohli is in the form Indian fans want him to be in. He started the T20 World Cup auspiciously by playing a match-winning inning against arch-rivals Pakistan. Without Virat, we would have not won the match. He continued his form in the match against the Netherlands and scored a half-century.
The ongoing world cup has been a good one for Virat so far as he added a massive record to his name. In the match against South Africa, Virat Kohli became the second batsman to score over 1,000 runs in T20 World Cup history. After he scored 12 runs he added the record.
Sri Lanka’s great Mahela Jayawardene is at the top position with 1016 runs. He took 31 matches to set up the record and for a long time, he remained the only cricketer to do so. Now, Virat Kohli is in the second position with 1001 runs. He took just 24 matches. If Virat continues the same form he would even beat Jayawardene.
Virat Kohli has been one of the best white ball players from India and he already has a few records in the shorter form of the game. In the T20 format, the Run Machine is at the top position with 3868 runs while he has the highest half-centuries in the T20 world cup with 12 50s.
If everything would have gone India’s way, Virat Kohli would have become the highest run-scorer in the world cup. After getting a good start, Virat Kohli was sent back to the pavilion by Lungi Ngidi. For the first time in the current World Cup, he lost his wicket.