Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli completes 24,000 runs in international cricket

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Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli completes 24,000 runs in international cricket
Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli completes 24,000 runs in international cricket

Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli completes 24,000 runs in international cricket

Asia Cup 2022: Star Indian batter Virat Kohli completed 24,000 runs in international cricket on Thursday.

Virat reached this milestone during the Asia Cup 2022 Super Four match between his team and Afghanistan. Finally, Virat completed his eagerly awaited 71st century. He hit 12 balls and six sixes in his 61-ball undefeated 122.

Currently, Kohli has 24,002 runs across all forms in 522 innings throughout 468 international matches. In the game, he has 124 half-centuries and 71 centuries. His highest rating is 254*.

He has scored runs at the seventh-highest rate in the history of international cricket.

The top five run scorers in cricket history are Sachin Tendulkar (34,357), Kumar Sangakara of Sri Lanka (28,016), Ricky Ponting of Australia (27,483), Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka (25,957), and Jacques Kallis of South Africa (25,534).

Coming to the match, Afghanistan put Team India to bat first, and openers KL Rahul and Virat Kohli made a strong start. The duo’s dashing between the wickets was excellent as usual. In the third over, openers truly started to swing, as Virat smashed bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi for two fours.

After that, KL and Virat gorged themselves on Afghan bowlers. In the sixth over, Virat Kohli, who had a sharp appearance, struck spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman for two fours and a six.

India was 52/0 after six overs and the powerplay, with Virat (25*) and Rahul (26*) both remaining undefeated.

Even after the powerplay, Virat and KL maintained their dominance over Afghanistan. The two maintained a strong pace for the scoreboard. India had 87/0 after 10 overs thanks to Rahul’s (42*) and Virat’s (44*) contributions.

With a single, Virat reached his 33rd half-century in the format. With a four in 11.2 overs, KL Rahul assisted the team in reaching the 100-run milestone. He then added another four to his fifty-run total on the following ball.

Medium-pacer In the 13th over, Fareed Malik broke the pair’s 119-run partnership by removing Rahul for 62 off 41 balls after the batter was caught by Najibullah Zadran at long-on.

The following batsman, Suryakumar Yadav, launched his innings with a six on the opening delivery, but Fareed quickly claimed his wicket.

On the crease, Rishabh Pant was standing. Along with Virat, he kept the scoreboard ticking and led India into the final five without suffering any further loss. India had 134/2 at the conclusion of 15 overs thanks to Pant (6*) and Virat (59*).

Virat and Pant persisted in their onslaught on the Afghan bowlers. Virat was the one who attacked and also ruthlessly hit the boundaries.

Pant-Virat brought up their 50-run stand with two overs remaining. Virat started living in the 1990s. Finally, he scored his first century in T20Is and his eagerly awaited 71st international century.

With the contributions of Virat Kohli (122*) and Rishabh Pant (20*), India’s innings was over at 212/2. Afghanistan received 2/57 from Fareed Malik.