Virat Kohli belongs to that rare breed of batsmen who can’t be kept quiet for too long. In the last 9 years or so, Virat Kohli has taken his game to another level and set a new benchmark for batters of his generation. His passion for the game coupled with utmost discipline has made him the greatest batsman of his generation and he is always just around the corner when it comes to breaking the great Sachin Tendulkar’s records.
In the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand, Virat Kohli will look to surpass MS Dhoni on the list of highest run-scorers as a captain in T20Is when he takes the field in the upcoming 5-match series against New Zealand. In all likeliness, Virat will go past MS Dhoni’s record and add another feather to his already glorious hat.
Although Virat Kohli has not played even a single T20I on the Kiwi soil, he has amassed 1,032 runs at an average of 46.90 and a strike rate of 143.73 in 33 T20Is and is ranked fourth in the list of highest run-scorers as a T20I captain. MS Dhoni, who is regarded as the greatest Indian captain ever, has 1,112 runs as Indian captain in T20Is.
Virat Kohli needs 81 more runs to go past MS Dhoni and with 5 T20Is to play, we would back the Indian captain to break his former captain’s record.
Most runs in T20I cricket as captain:
Faf du Plessis – 1273 runs in 40 innings
MS Dhoni – 1112 runs in 62 innings
Kane Williamson- 1083 runs in 39 innings
Virat Kohli- 1032 runs in 32 innings
As you can see, Kane Williamson, who would be Virat Kohlu’s counterpart in the T20I series is number 3 on the list and it would be interesting to see if Kohli can go past him as well after the end of the series. Earlier, in the concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli also became the fastest to reach 1000 runs in T20I cricket as captain and only the sixth overall to achieve the feat.