Breaking records has now become a regular habit of Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper nowadays breaks international records regularly with is super-consistency in every format. The Delhi batsman is now set to break another record and this time he will overtake the World Cup-winning former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The 31-year-old is just 25 runs away from surpassing MS Dhoni to become the highest run-scorer in T20Is.
The Indian captain is currently at the fourth spot after MS Dhoni (1,112), Kane Williamson (1148), and Faf du Plessis (1,273) on the list. In India’s ongoing series against New Zealand Kohli has scored 45 and 11 in two matches respectively. With winning both matches India has taken 2-0 lead over the hosts.
Virat Kohli also needs just one fifty to become the captain with the highest number if half-centuries. He has scored 8 fifties as South Africa’s Faf du Plessis and New Zealand Kane Williamson has done.
The Indian team have outsmarted the Blackcaps in the first two matches as the Men in Blue looked nearly perfect in all departments.
In the first T20I, the Indians chased down the 204-run target while in the second match visitor’s bowling clicked as they were able to restrict the Kiwis to just 132/5. Chasing down this tin total, Kohli and Co batted impressively and finished the task with quite an ease.
Kohli during the post-match conference said that he is very impressed the way bowlers stood up and restricted a good batting line-up to 132 which was a below-par total. Ravindra Jadeja was the star performer for the visitors with 2/18 while Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, and Shivam Dube picked up one wicket each.