HomeCricket DialecticsVirat Kohli Surpasses Rahul Dravid to Become Second-highest Run-getter For India 

Virat Kohli Surpasses Rahul Dravid to Become Second-highest Run-getter For India 

The top batter accomplished this feat in Hyderabad’s third T20I match against Australia.

The Chase Master

Throughout the match, the ‘Chase Master’ Kohli was in full flow, going from attacker to anchor and anchor to attacker according to the situation. He scored 63 runs in 48 balls, including three fours and four sixes. Additionally, his strike rate of 131.25 was quite good.

At this point, Kohli has scored 24,078 runs at an average of 53.62 in 471 games and 525 innings. Kohli’s all-time best individual score in cricket is 254*. Also to his name are 71 centuries and 125 half-centuries.

Early stats

Rahul Dravid, a legendary Indian cricketer who amassed 24,064 runs in international play, has now been surpassed.

There is none other than Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who leads Team India in runs scored in international cricket. Tendulkar scored 34,357 runs at an average of 48.52 throughout 664 games and 782 innings.

With a top score of 248*, Sachin has produced 100 centuries and 164 half-centuries with his bat. Following these batsmen are Sourav Ganguly (18,433), MS Dhoni (17,092), and Virender Sehwag (16,892).

Dravid is still ahead of Kohli since he scored 24,208 runs while representing India, Asia, and the ICC during his career. However, Virat Kohli is in second place for most runs scored for India across all forms if we exclude Dravid’s runs from the Asia and ICC competitions. Dravid is still officially ahead of Kohli in this category.

The dazzling performance by Kohli in Hyderabad served as another indicator that he is regaining his former form. The former India captain, who had been without a hundred for almost three years, broke his dry spell during the recently finished Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates by striking his first T20I century.

The in-form Kohli will be back in action shortly, on Wednesday, when the three-match T20I series against South Africa begins. In preparation for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2022, which begins on October 16 in Australia, India hopes to use these domestic T20I matches to hone their perfect eleven.

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T20 WORLD CUP 2024 POINTS TABLE

GROUP A

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IND22041.455
USA22040.626
PAK31220.191
CAN3122-0.493
IRE2020-1.712

GROUP B

TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.580
SCOT32052.164
NAM3122-2.098
ENG2011-1.800
OMA3030-1.613

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WI22043.574
UGA3122-4.217
PNG2020-0.434
NZ1010-4.200

GROUP D

TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA33060.603
BAN21120.075
NED21120.024
NEP2011-0.539
SL3021-0.777

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