Image Source: Twitter/Virat Kohli
India and South Africa compete in T20 World. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. There was a change in the team. Deepak Hooda was included in the playing 11 in place of all-rounder Axar Patel. In this match, Virat Kohli had a chance to make a special record, but he got out after scoring just 12 runs.
Actually, this is Kohlis fifth T20 World Cup. Since the match against South Africa, Kohli has scored 1001 runs in 24 matches in T20 World Cup at an average of 89.90 and a strike rate of 132.04. He is the second-highest run scorer in the tournament.
Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka has the most runs in the T20 World Cup. Jayawardene scored 1016 runs in 31 matches in the tournament at an average of 39.07 and a strike rate of 134.74. Kohli was 27 runs behind Jayawardene. Virat could have overtaken Jayawardene by scoring 28 runs, but in this match, he was dismissed for 12 runs and missed out on becoming the highest run-scorer in the T20 World Cup.
Kohli definitely made a record in his name. He has become the first Indian batsman to score a thousand runs in T20 World Cup. Overall, he is the second batsman after Jayawardene. After South Africa, India also has to play against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. In such a situation, Kohli will try to leave Jayawardene behind in both those matches.
Players who played most matches in T20 World Cup, Indian captain Rohit Sharma has also made a big record in the T20 World Cup. He has become the player to play the most matches in the T20 World Cup as soon as he takes the field against South Africa. Rohit has played 36 matches in this tournament including this match. Hitman left Sri Lankas Tillakaratne Dilshan behind in this case. Dilshan played 35 matches.
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||35||Sri Lanka|
|Dwayne Bravo||34||West Indies|
|Shakib Al Hasan||34||Bangladesh|
This is Rohits 8th T20 World Cup. He is the player to have participated in this tournament the most time along with Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh. Both these players have been playing in the T20 World Cup since the first edition of the tournament i.e. 2007. Rohit is currently at the fourth position among the highest run scorers in this tournament.