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Virat Kohli’s highest score in T20: Revisiting the mercurial batter’s best knocks in 20-overs cricket

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Virat Kohli’s highest score in T20 is a 50-ball 113 for Team Bangalore against Punjab in 2016.

The Delhi-born cricketer, one of the greatest players in the shortest format of the sport, is the first Indian cricketer to amass 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.

Virat scored a 26-ball 35 on his T20 debut against Himachal Pradesh in 2007, but had to wait until 2010 to make his T20I bow for the Indian cricket team.

Now, with 97 matches under his belt, Virat Kohli is India’s second-highest T20I run-getter at the moment with 3,296 runs at a strike rate of 137.67.

As far as T20 records are concerned, the 33-year-old is the leading run-getter in the Indian T20 League with 6,283 runs in 199 innings, at a strike rate of 129.94.

Virat Kohli’s highest score in T20I

Virat Kohli registered his highest score in T20Is against West Indies in the opening match of the Windies’ tour of India in 2019. Batting at number three, the then-India captain smashed an unbeaten 94 off 50 balls to help India chase down a target of 208 with eight balls to spare.

In all, Kohli has the joint-most 50-plus scores in T20 Internationals (30) and is yet to score a century in T20Is.

Virat Kohli’s highest score in Indian T20 League

Former Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli recorded his highest score in the Indian T20 League career in the 2016 edition against Punjab.

Kohli’s 113 off 50 balls, with support from Chris Gayle’s 32-ball 73, powered Bangalore to a score of 211/3. He smashed 12 boundaries and eight sixes as he notched his fifth Indian T20 League ton in style.

Virat Kohli, for the record, is second on the list of most centuries in the Indian T20 League after Gayle (6).

Virat Kohli’s highest score in domestic T20

Virat Kohli’s highest score in a domestic T20 match came back in 2007 against Jammu and Kashmir. The right-hand batter slammed 76 runs off just 45 balls in what was the second-ever T20 game of his career.

He smashed seven fours as well as two sixes and Kohli’s efforts helped Delhi post a match-winning score of 174/6 in their Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament North Zone encounter.

Author: William Paul

Featured photo: AFP / MANJUNATH KIRAN

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