Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli becomes batter with highest average in T20I cricket, overtakes Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan

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Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli becomes batter with highest average in T20I cricket, overtakes Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan
Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli becomes batter with highest average in T20I cricket, overtakes Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan

Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli becomes batter with highest average in T20I cricket, overtakes Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan

Asia Cup 2022: Star Indian batter Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the player with the highest average in the T20I format of cricket.

He accomplished this achievement during the Asia Cup 2022 match between his team and Hong Kong in Group A in Dubai. Virat Kohli scored 59* off 44 balls in this game, consisting of one four and also three sixes, displaying flashes of his former best.

Virat has now scored 3,402 runs in T20Is at an average of 50.77 in 101 games. In the format, he has 31 half-centuries, with a highest individual score of 94*. He has a 137.12 strike rate.

Coming to the match, put to bat first by Hong Kong, Team India posted 192/2 in their 20 overs. A four and three enormous sixes were part of Virat Kohli’s 59* from 44 balls, which showed flashes of his previous form. Suryakumar Yadav then erupted in the final few overs, slamming a magnificent 68* off 26 balls with six fours and six sixes.

Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli becomes batter with highest average in T20I cricket, overtakes Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan
Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli becomes batter with highest average in T20I cricket, overtakes Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan

Pacer Ayush Shukla was Hong Kong’s preferred bowler (1/29 in four overs).

Hong Kong had scored 51/2 in their powerplay while chasing 193. Kinchit Shah (30 off 28 balls) and Babar Hayat (41 off 35 balls) both scored consistently high totals. However, it was insufficient to enable Hong Kong to surprise the powerful Indians as they came 40 runs short of a victory. At the end of their 20 overs, they had scored 152/5. India received straight qualification to the competition’s Super Four Phase.

For India, the best bowler was Ravindra Jadeja (1/15 in four overs). A wicket was also taken by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Avesh Khan.

Suryakumar Yadav’s outstanding performance earned him the title of “Man of the Match.”