India’s star batter Virat Kohli has scaled another mammoth record after returning to scoring ways recently. The former Indian captain has now gone past India’s former batter and current coach Rahul Dravid. Playing against Australia in the 3rd T20I on Sunday, the 33-year-old Kohli scored a brilliant fifty and went past Rahul Dravid to become India’s second highest run-scorer in International Cricket. Virat Kohli breaks Team India Rahul Dravid record.
Virat Kohli scored a match-defining 63 against Australia on Sunday and now has 24078 runs in International Cricket, 14 runs ahead of the current coach Rahul Dravid. Kohli has now played 471 matches across formats and averages 53.62 with 71 tons in his name. The Legendary Rahul Dravid has played 504 matches and scored 24064 runs at an average of 45.57 with 48 centuries. Standing above Kohli in the list of Indians is only Legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
The iconic Tendulkar has featured in 664 games and has 34357 runs at an average of 48.52. He also has 100 tons in his name. Later in the list are some other big names too. Former captain Sourav Ganguly ranks fourth while 2011 World Cup-winning skipper MS Dhoni stands fifth. Ganguly has 18433 runs in 421 games at an average of 41.42 with 38 hundred. Dhoni has 17092 runs in 535 matches at an average of 44.74 including 15 tons.
Meanwhile, the current skipper Rohit Sharma is also not far behind as he holds the seventh spot in the list of Indians with most runs. Sharma has donned the Indian jersey in 417 matches and has scored 16207 runs at an average of 43.21 with 41 centuries. The three-match India v South Africa T20Is, 2022 will begin on September 28 here is the full schedule.
India will host South Africa for three Twenty20 Internationals, in Thiruvananthapuram, Guwahati, and Indore, between September 28 and October 4, 2022. These will be the final T20I assignments for both sides ahead of the T20 World Cup in October in Australia. However, India and South Africa will also play three ODIs, in Lucknow, Ranchi, and Delhi, on October 6, 9, and 11.