Team India skipper Virat Kohli is going to hit another T20I milestone on Sunday as the Indian team win over West Indies in the second T20I at Thiruvananthapuram.king Kohli slammed impressive knock of 94 runs 50 balls. It was his highest T20I score which helped team India to manage the chase and win against visitors by 6 wickets. With the innings, Virat Kohli has now smashed 975 runs in the shortest format at home ground. If Kohli scores 25 runs more, undoubtedly skipper would become the first Indian cricketer to score 1000 runs in T20Is at home.
At present Virat Kohli becomes only the 3rd player in history to do so, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (1430) is at the first place and Colin Munro has scored 1000 runs and stood at second place.
Kohli is just three runs To reach Rohit Sharma’s mark
Moreover, if Indian skipper managed to score 3 more runs in the second T20 Internationals against Windies in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, he will overcome hitman Rohit Sharma to reclaim the top spot and he becomes the leading run-scorer in the shortest format. Currently, Virat Kohli is 3 runs away from Indian opener batsman Rohit Sharma’s mark, who holds the top spot by hitting 2,547 runs.
Virat Kohli’s highest T20I score anchored India’s highly intensive chase of the 208-run target. The right-handed batsman smashed maximum 6s and many boundaries as he completed his half-century in 35 balls and driven team India to 209 for 4 in 18.4 overs in the opener match of T20 International series which is the highest T20I total chased down by India.
Virat Kohli said “I didn’t want to put pressure on KL Rahul but I couldn’t get going properly, I don’t have to change much across formats. I just concentrate on doing the job instead of hitting in the air. I played according to the situation in the second half .”
It was the 23rd time where Virat Kohli slams fifty-plus in T20 cricket, the most by any batsman. The Windies batsmen have posted a total of 207 for 5 after it was sent in to bat. Shimron Hetmyer scored his maiden half-century in T20 cricket.