Indian batter Virat Kohli scripted history on Thursday to become the first cricketer to score 4,000 runs in T20 Internationals. He made the record during his 40-ball 50-run performance in the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final against England in Adelaide on Thursday. The cricketer has now hit 38 50-plus scores in 107 innings in T20I cricket.
Kohli needed 42 runs to complete 4000 T20I runs. He accomplished the landmark in the 15th over of India’s innings with a boundary off Adil Rashid.
Earlier, in a match against Bangladesh in Adelaide, Kohli became the all-time leading run-scorer in the men’s T20 World Cups. He overtook Mahela Jayawardene’s score of 1016 runs, a record set in 2014. With a strike rate of nearly 140 and an average of more than 50, Kohli is also the top scorer in the T20 World Cup 2022 with over 270 runs in 6 matches.
Virat Kohli was named Player of the Tournament in both the 2014 and 2016 T20 World Cups. He is also the highest run-scorer in the T20I cricket history, and is ahead of Indian captain Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Babar Azam, and Paul Stirling.