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Virat Kohli T20 World Cup stats: India great passes 1,000 runs

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India lost an important match against South Africa, but there is a silver lining. Virat Kohli missed out with the bat and dropped a simple, crucial chance against eventual half-centurion Aiden Markram, but there is a silver lining. With Virat, there is almost always a silver lining.

During the high-profile clash at Perth, Kohli became the second player to reach 1,000 runs in men’s T20 World Cups. He not only beat the record in terms of the number of innings, but smashed it, like he did when notching up 12,000 runs in ODIs.

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Virat Kohli T20 World Cup stats: The road to 1,000 runs

In addition to the number of innings, there are a number of incredible stats that highlight how prolific Kohli has been in the history of the T20 World Cup.

Fastest to 1,000 runs

Mahela Jayawardene reached 1,000 runs in Sri Lanka’s memorable triumph over India in the 2014 Final at Mirpur. The Sri Lankan great achieved the milestone in his 30th innings, underlying his status as one of the greats of the T20 World Cup.

Kohli went past Jayawardene’s record with an incredible eight innings to spare. With a trademark flick through midwicket, Kohli reached 1,000 runs in just his 22nd outing.

Average of 83.92

When Kohli reached the 1,000-run figure, he was averaging above 90. His dismissal brought the figure down, but it still sits at a remarkable 88.75 after his 64* vs Bangladesh and 26 vs Zimbabwe.

Among players with at least 700 runs in T20 World Cups, Kohli’s average is more than double the next best of 39.07 by Jayawardene and 34.66 by Rohit Sharma.

Average of 270.50 when chasing

If that wasn’t enough, Kohli’s prowess when chasing is unmatched. When batting second in T20 World Cups, Kohli has ammassed 541 runs at an average of 270.50 and strike rate of 135.9, with the 82 not outs against Australia in 2016 and Pakistan in 2022 right atop the list of all-time knocks in T20Is.

Also, every time Kohli finished unbeaten in a chase, India won the match.

50+ score in more than half of his knocks

Kohli has made 13 50+ scores in his 24 outings in T20 World Cups. This represents a 54.17% strike rate.

To paint a picture, Jayawardene made seven 50+ scores in 30 innings (23% strike rate). Chris Gayle, arguably the greatest T20 batsman of all time, made nine 50+ scores in 31 innings (29.03%). Indian teammate Rohit Sharma has made nine in 36 knocks (25%).

No dismissals in knockout matches

238 of Kohli’s T20 World Cup runs have come in knockout matches. He was not dismissed in any of the three matches, where he struck at 159.73.

In knockout matches (i.e. Semi Finals and Finals), Kohli has made scores of 72* off 44 balls (2014 SF vs South Africa), 77* off 58 balls (2014 Final vs Sri Lanka) and 89* off 47 balls (2016 SF vs West Indies).


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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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