Highest Run-Scorer in T20Is: Virat Kohli Overtakes Rohit Sharma to Top the List of Batsmen With Most Runs in Twenty20 International Matches
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Shoaib Malik and Brendon Mccullum (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become a batting juggernaut and is crashing one great record after another. In the 2nd T20I match against South Africa in Mohali, Kohli added another feather in his crown and became the highest run-scorer in Twenty20 Internationals. The stalwart surpassed his deputy Rohit Sharma to go at the pinnacle of the list. Virat currently has 2441 runs in 71 matches with a whopping average of 50.85 while Rohit is not far behind and has scored 2434 runs in 97 matches. So, the difference of runs between the two Indian batting greats is mere seven runs which means the tables can well turn around in the third clash. We will be looking at the list of batsmen with most runs in T20Is.  South Africa Vs India, Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd T20I Match.

Talking about the highest run-scorers in the shortest format, after Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill takes the third spot in the list with 2283 runs in 78 matches. So, the top three run-scores in T20I are all active players which means the top position can well play musical chairs with the batsmen. Former Kiwi skipper Brendon McCullum was sitting firm at the top spot for a long time. But, the veteran bid adieu to the game in 2016 and the doors were opened for other batsmen. So, as Virat Kohli became the highest run-scorer in T20I, let’s have a look at the top-ten highest run-aggregators in the shortest format. Virat Kohli Surpasses Rohit Sharma to Become the Leading Run Scorer in T20Is, Achieves the Feat in 2nd India vs South Africa T20I 2019.

List of Batsmen With Most Runs in T20Is

S.No. Name Matches Runs 50/ 100
1 Virat Kohli (IND) 71 2441 22/ 4
2 Rohit Sharma (IND) 97 2434 17/ 4
3 Martin Guptill (NZ) 78 2283 14/ 2
4 Shoaib Malik (PAK) 111 2263 7/ 0
5 Brendon McCullum (NZ) 71 2140 13/ 2
6 Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) 65 1936 12/ 1
7 JP Duminy (SA) 81 1934 11/ 0
8 Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 89 1908 10/ 0
9 Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) 80 1889 13/ 1
10 Eoin Morgan (ENG) 81 1810 10/ 0

Virat also broke many other records during his match-winning half-century in the first T20I. The right-handed batsman scored his 22nd fifty-plus in T20I which are most for any batsman. Along with that, the skipper also became the only batsman to have 50 plus average in all three formats.

Coming to the India vs South Africa T20I series, the third and the final encounter will be played in Bengaluru on Septemeber 22. India have already taken an unassailable lead and will look to clinch the series. While South Africa will look to bounce back and square the series 1-1.