Kohli becomes highest run-scorer in men’s T20 World Cup, goes past Mahela Jayawardene

IND vs BAN Live: Kohli surpassed Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene to become the leading run-scorer in ICC Men’s T20 World Cups.

Published : Nov 02, 2022 14:05 IST

India’s Virat Kohli slammed a 37-ball 50 against Bangladesh.
India’s Virat Kohli slammed a 37-ball 50 against Bangladesh. | Photo Credit: AFP

India’s Virat Kohli slammed a 37-ball 50 against Bangladesh. | Photo Credit: AFP

Virat Kohli became the leading run-scorer in men’s T20 World Cup cricket on Wednesday during India’s Super 12 match against Bangladesh at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.

Kohli reached the milestone when he crossed 16 runs, going past former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene’s record tally of 1016 runs. Kohli, the leading run-scorer in T20Is, has the most fifties in T20 World Cups. Kohli got to the landmark in 23 innings and currently averages close to 90 in T20 World Cups.

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Kohli scored 185 runs in the T20 World Cup in 2012; he was the competition’s top-scorer in 2014 and the second highest run-getter in 2016. Kohli was the Player of the Tournament in 2014 and 2016.

Here, against Bangladesh, Kohli finished unbeaten on a 44-ball 64 as India set Bangladesh a target of 185.

Kohli has been in top form in the 2022 T20 World Cup, with two fifties, including a sensational 82 against Pakistan in Melbourne.

India captain Rohit Sharma is the second-leading run-scorer in T20 World Cups and T20Is among active cricketers.


Batter Matches Runs Average Strike Rate Best
Virat Kohli (IND) 25 1065 88.75 132.46 89*
Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 31 1016 52.82 138.45 122*
Chris Gayle (WI) 33 965 34.46 142.75 117
Rohit Sharma (IND) 35 904 37.66 131.01 79*
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) 35 897 30.93 124.06 96*
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