Virat Kohli, a former captain of India, scored his third half-century of the T20 World Cup 2022 in four innings to keep up his hot streak in Australia. India defeated Bangladesh by 5 runs (DLS method) in a thrilling match on Wednesday at the Adelaide Oval, and Kohli was named “Player of the Match” (November 2). India scored 184 after batting first, with Kohli remaining unbeaten on a magnificent 64 off 44 balls.
After scoring a magnificent half-century, Kohli surpassed former Sri Lankan batter Mahela Jayawardene to become the player with the most runs scored in the T20 World Cup competition. Along with surpassing Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli now holds the record for most runs scored by an Indian in Australia.
In 68 innings in Australia, Kohli has 3,350 runs, including his first Test century in Adelaide. Tendulkar now holds the second position with 3,300 runs. Tendulkar scored 3,300 runs in 84 innings while playing for India in Australia, but Kohli has already surpassed him. The leading batsman has scored 3,350 runs at an average of 56.77.
Anushka Sharma, a Bollywood actress and Virat Kohli’s wife, rejoiced and lavished him with affection when he accomplished the amazing achievement. She was in awe of his spectacular performance and new record. She posted various posta regarding Virat’s successes in the present T20 World Cup on social media.
Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli
The batting legends of Indian cricket have undergone a significant transformation, going from “God of Cricket” to “Run Machine.” The chants of “Kohli Kohli” have recently replaced those of “Sachin Sachin,” which were popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Unlike when Sachin used to go, televisions are still turned off when Kohli leaves.
At that time, Tendulkar was the best batsman, scoring thousands of runs. If we compare the generations of Sachin and Kohli, the game has many differences.
The rise in 300+ totals and the number of individual 200s scored during this time period indicate that cricket has unquestionably turned into a batsman’s game.
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