The second match of the three-match T20 series between India and Afghanistan will be played in Indore today (January 14). This match marks Virat Kohli's return to T20 International cricket. He will be playing T20 International after a gap of more than a year. He was last seen in this format at the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Virat Kohli will continue to remain under observation here given his return to T20 after a long time. Furthermore, all eyes will be on him setting another record in this game. In fact, Virat Kohli is on the verge of scoring 12,000 runs in T20 cricket. He is just 35 runs away from that number. If he plays an innings of 35 runs in Indore, he will become the fourth cricketer to reach this big figure.
Virat Kohli has scored 11,965 runs in T20 cricket (International + Domestic T20 + Franchise League) so far. He ranks fourth in terms of most runs scored in the format. The three batsmen ahead of him in this list have all scored more than 12,000 runs. First up here is Chris Gayle who has scored 14,562 runs in T20 cricket. The second place belongs to Shoaib Malik. This Pakistan batsman has scored 12,993 runs in T20 cricket. Kieron Pollard is in third place. Pollard has scored 12,430 runs so far.
Virat Kohli has played a total of 374 T20 matches so far. Here he scored 11,965 runs at an average of 41.40. During this period his hit rate was 133.35. He has 8 centuries and 91 half-centuries to his name in this format. He is the top run-scorer in T20 International and IPL. He has scored 4,008 runs out of 11,965 runs at the international level. He has scored 7,263 runs in the IPL.