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ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma And Virat Kohli climb up to 2nd positions in T20 World Cup records

Indian batting legends Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma both managed to move on top of two major batting records in the T20 World Cup history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 30.10.2022
Rohit Sharma And Virat Kohli climb up to 2nd positions in T20 World Cup records

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During the India vs Netherlands match in the Group 2 of the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Indian batting legends Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma both managed to move on top of two major batting records in the T20 World Cup history. While the right-handed batter Kohli is now the second leading run-scorer in this competition's history, the right-handed batter Rohit is the second most six-hitter in this tournament's history.  


Virat Kohli: 2nd most run-scorer in T20 World Cup history


Virat Kohli scored 62 not out off 44 balls (3 fours and 2 sixes) against the Dutch side. With that another outstanding batting performance, Kohli surpassed West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle (989 runs) to climb to the second spot on the list of most runs in T20 World Cup history. Only former Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayewardene is ahead of Kohli in this list with 1016 runs in this competition's history.  

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The former Indian captain Kohli is in incredible form with the bat. So, he is likely to surpass Jayawardene soon in the ongoing tournament.  


Top five leading run-scorers in T20 World Cup history


Player (Team)

Runs scored

Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)

1016

Virat Kohli (India)

989

Chris Gayle (West Indies)

965

Rohit Sharma (India)

904

Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)

897

 

Rohit Sharma: India’s most six-hitter in T20 World Cup history


Meanwhile, in the same India vs Netherlands match, captain Rohit Sharma scored 53 off 39 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes. With that knock, Rohit (904 runs) also moved to the fourth spot in the list of most runs in T20 World Cup history. Rohit is chasing Kohli in the fight for the most runs in T20 World Cup history.   

In the meantime, with three sixes, Rohit surpassed Yuvraj Singh (33 sixes) to become the most six-hitter for India in T20 World Cup history. Only the West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle is ahead of Rohit in the list of most sixes in the T20 World Cup with a whooping 63 sixes.  


Top five most sixes in T20 World Cup history


Player (Team)

Number of sixes

Chris Gayle (West Indies)

63

Rohit Sharma (India)

34

Yuvraj Singh (India)

33

David Warner (Australia)

31

Shane Watson (Australia)

31

 

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