Virat Kohli Breaks Records: First to Hit 3,000 Runs in T20 and 50-over World Cups

In a remarkable display of consistency and prowess, Indian cricket icon Virat Kohli made history on Saturday by becoming the first-ever cricketer to score 3,000 runs across both the 20-over and 50-over Cricket World Cups. This historic achievement came during India’s T20 World Cup Super Eights match against Bangladesh in Antigua.

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Kohli, known for his exemplary batting skills and determination, reached this milestone in a match where he scored 37 runs off 28 deliveries, showcasing glimpses of his vintage form. His innings, which included one four and three sixes, was marked by a strike rate of 132.14.

A Record-Breaking Career

T20 World Cup Records:

Virat Kohli’s performance in T20 World Cups has been nothing short of extraordinary. He is the leading run-scorer in the history of the ICC T20 World Cup, amassing 1,207 runs in 32 matches and 30 innings at an impressive average of 63.52 and a strike rate of 129.78. With 14 half-centuries to his name and a highest score of 89*, Kohli has been a consistent match-winner for India. He was awarded the ‘Player of the Tournament’ in 2014 and 2016, underlining his dominance in the shortest format of the game.

His best campaign came in the 2014 T20 World Cup, where he scored 319 runs in six matches at an astonishing average of 106.33, including four half-centuries. Despite a slow start in the ongoing tournament, where he has accumulated 66 runs in five matches at an average of 13.20, Kohli’s contributions remain invaluable to his team.

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50-over World Cup Records:

Kohli’s prowess extends to the 50-over format as well, where he is the second-highest run-scorer in World Cup history. He has scored 1,795 runs in 37 matches, maintaining an average of 59.83 and a strike rate of 88.20, with five centuries and 12 fifties. His best score of 117 remains a standout performance.

The 2023 50-over World Cup in India was a career highlight for Kohli, where he emerged as the top scorer and was named ‘Player of the Tournament’. He scored 765 runs in 11 matches at an average of over 95, including three centuries and six fifties, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record for most runs in a single World Cup edition.

The Historic Achievement

Overall, across both formats, Kohli has scored 3,002 runs in 67 innings over 69 matches, with an impressive average of 61.26. His record includes five centuries and 26 fifties, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest cricketers of all time.

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Kohli’s achievement is a testament to his dedication, skill, and unyielding spirit. As he continues to lead and inspire, cricket fans around the world celebrate this monumental milestone in his illustrious career. With many more matches and tournaments ahead, Kohli’s legacy in the cricketing world is set to grow even further.

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In a remarkable display of consistency and prowess, Indian cricket icon Virat Kohli made history on Saturday by becoming the first-ever cricketer to score 3,000 runs across both the 20-over and 50-over Cricket World Cups. This historic achievement came during India's T20 World Cup Super Eights match against Bangladesh in Antigua.

Kohli, known for his exemplary batting skills and determination, reached this milestone in a match where he scored 37 runs off 28 deliveries, showcasing glimpses of his vintage form. His innings, which included one four and three sixes, was marked by a strike rate of 132.14.

A Record-Breaking Career

T20 World Cup Records:

Virat Kohli's performance in T20 World Cups has been nothing short of extraordinary. He is the leading run-scorer in the history of the ICC T20 World Cup, amassing 1,207 runs in 32 matches and 30 innings at an impressive average of 63.52 and a strike rate of 129.78. With 14 half-centuries to his name and a highest score of 89*, Kohli has been a consistent match-winner for India. He was awarded the 'Player of the Tournament' in 2014 and 2016, underlining his dominance in the shortest format of the game.

His best campaign came in the 2014 T20 World Cup, where he scored 319 runs in six matches at an astonishing average of 106.33, including four half-centuries. Despite a slow start in the ongoing tournament, where he has accumulated 66 runs in five matches at an average of 13.20, Kohli's contributions remain invaluable to his team.

50-over World Cup Records:

Kohli's prowess extends to the 50-over format as well, where he is the second-highest run-scorer in World Cup history. He has scored 1,795 runs in 37 matches, maintaining an average of 59.83 and a strike rate of 88.20, with five centuries and 12 fifties. His best score of 117 remains a standout performance.

The 2023 50-over World Cup in India was a career highlight for Kohli, where he emerged as the top scorer and was named 'Player of the Tournament'. He scored 765 runs in 11 matches at an average of over 95, including three centuries and six fifties, breaking Sachin Tendulkar's long-standing record for most runs in a single World Cup edition.

The Historic Achievement

Overall, across both formats, Kohli has scored 3,002 runs in 67 innings over 69 matches, with an impressive average of 61.26. His record includes five centuries and 26 fifties, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest cricketers of all time.

Kohli's achievement is a testament to his dedication, skill, and unyielding spirit. As he continues to lead and inspire, cricket fans around the world celebrate this monumental milestone in his illustrious career. With many more matches and tournaments ahead, Kohli's legacy in the cricketing world is set to grow even further.

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