During the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Virat Kohli amassed 296 runs with an astounding average of 98.66 across six games.
Star Indian batter Virat Kohli made history by finishing both of his ICC T20 World Cup campaigns as the competition’s leading run-scorer. The tournament’s star batter finished with 296 runs in six games, averaging 98.66, for the 2022 edition.
In the competition, he recorded four half-centuries, the highest of which was an instant classic 82* against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). He had previously finished first in the batting rankings for the tournament’s 2014 iteration as well. He had then amassed 319 runs at an average of 106.33 in six games. His bat had produced four half-centuries, with the highest score being 77.
Virat entered the competition as the T20 World Cup’s top run-scorer. He has made 27 appearances and has 1,141 runs scored at an average of 81.50. In the competition, he has recorded 14 half-centuries, with his best mark being 89*. But despite his best efforts, his team was unable to defend the T20 World Cup title they first won in 2007.
Millions of cricket fans were devastated when Men in Blue were eliminated from the ICC T20 World Cup this time in the semifinals.
In the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in Australia at Adelaide on Thursday, England defeated India with a decisive 10-wicket victory thanks to outstanding performances from openers Alex Hales and Jos Buttler.
England batted first, and India scored 168/6 off 20 overs. The standout batsmen for Men in Blue were Hardik Pandya (63 off 33 balls) and Virat Kohli (50 off 40 balls). They shared 61 runs in a crucial fourth-wicket partnership. Chris Jordan, a pacer, was the best bowler, scoring 3/43. Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid each secured a wicket. England applied pressure to Indian bowlers from the first over as they attempted to reach 169.India had no defense against the assault from Alex Hales (86) and Jos Buttler (80). With four over remaining, England completed the total with all ten of their wickets in hand. Hales was chosen as the “Man of the Match” after scoring 86* off of 47 balls.
When it came to the group stage, India had finished the phase at the top of Group 2’s standings with eight points after winning four of their five games. In their group stage matchup with South Africa, they only suffered one defeat. Some of India’s best players in the competition included star batsman Virat Kohli (296 runs in 6 innings with four fifties and the tournament’s leading run-scorer), Surya kumar Yadav (239 runs in 6 innings with three fifties), pacer Arshdeep Singh (10 wickets), and all-rounder Hardik Pandya (128 runs with one fifty and eight wickets).