Virat Kohli Goes Past Rahul Dravid And Becomes Sixth Highest Run-Scorer In International Cricket

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Indian Cricket Team registered an incredible win against Pakistan and made a statement that they are not here to participate only. Virat Kohli played a flamboyant knock of 82 runs in 53 balls where he struck 6 fours and 4 sixes. The right-handed batter was in sublime touch as he was taking a calculated risk.

Pakistan on the other hand would be stunned as they were in a commanding position. The Men in Green wouldn’t have thought that India would make a comeback after losing 4 wickets inside 10 overs. Chasing 115 runs in 10 overs is never an easy task, especially at the Iconic MCG where boundaries are very long.

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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (PC-Getty Images)

Virat Kohli Surpasses Rahul Dravid

In 528 matches of Virat Kohli, the batter now has scored 24,212 runs at an average of 53.80. The batter struck 71 centuries and 126 half-centuries in their International Career. Indian Head Coach Rahul Dravid played 509 matches, where he scored 24,208 runs at an average of 45.41 with 48 centuries and 146 half-centuries to his name.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Virat Kohli now is 6th on the list of most runs in International Cricket. Legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar has 34,357 runs to his name whereas Sri Lankan Wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara has 28,016 runs. Australian Legend Ricky Ponting has 27,483 runs, Mahela Jayawardene has 25,957 runs, and South African all-rounder  Jacque Kallis has 25,534 runs.

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Virat Kohli Great Asset

The former skipper played one of the best knocks in the history of T20I Cricket. The batter along with Hardik Pandya had a stern task in front of them.  The batters were involved in a 113 runs partnership and out of nowhere helped India clinch a thriller.

Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya. PC- Getty
Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya. PC- Getty

Virat didn’t panic in the run chase; it looked as if the batter had a clear plan against the Pakistan bowlers. The run chase was never easy, especially in the end when the team required 48 runs to win from 3 overs which was quite tough. The batter made a statement that he is still not done yet in International Arena.

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