2017 has been a run feast for the best batsmen in the world. This year which is coming to an end has seen the best batsmen in the world pile up runs in plenty. Amongst the top getters of international runs this year, Virat Kohli sits on the top of the list like a boss with 2818 runs across formats this year.
He would have easily got the better of the record for most runs in a calmer year had he not asked for rest from the limited overs fixtures against Sri Lanka in the month of December. Virat Kohli has got 2818 runs from 52 innings across formats. This tally includes 11 tons and 10 half centuries.
Joe Root and Hashim Amal are the only other batsman whose tally crosses 2000. The England skipper has piled up 2092 runs from 41 innings followed by Hashim Amla who has 2078 runs this year.
Dad Du Plessis and Quinton De Cock are the other South African batsmen on the list. De Cock is 10th on the list.
Rohit Sharma is the other Indian on the list with 1793 international runs in 2017. His year has been delightful too as Hitman has hit 8 international centuries this year. Rohit Sharma is fourth on the list of leading run getters in 2017 followed by the Aussie Skipper, Steve Smith.
Steve Smith has been unmatched in test cricket and is smashing test records like a champion. Steve Smith 1754 runs in 2017 across all formats of international cricket. Steve Smith has 8 centuries this year which is the second highest after the Indian captain.
The list of 10 leading run getters this year also has Shikhar Dhawan at the 9th spot with 1637 runs from 36 innings. David Warner also features in the list and so does the Lankan wicket Keeper, Dickwella.
1. Virat Kohli : 2818
2. Joe Root : 2092
3. Hashim Amla : 2078
4. Dickwella : 1832
5. Rohit Sharma : 1793
6. Steve Smith : 1754
7. Fad Du Plessis : 1709
8. David Warner : 1698
9. Shikhar Dhawan : 1637
10. Quinton De Cock : 1634