Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli reached the 2000 mark yesterday when the Men in Blue played England yesterday Manchester on Tuesday. Virat was just 8 runs away from reaching the 2000 runs mark yesterday after scoring 20 runs off 22 balls and remained not out. He went on to become the fastest batsman to reach 2000 runs milestone. He is the fourth batsman to have reached the 2000 run mark. It was New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill and Pakistan's Shoaib Malik were the first three batsmen to reach the milestone.
As things stand today, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill holds the record for being the highest run scorer in T20 international cricket. Guptill scored 2271 runs in 73 innings and his highest score was 105 with the strike rate of 132.88. Brendon McCullum is the second one to be in the list of reaching 2000 run milestone. McCullum has made 2140 runs in 71 matches with an average of 35.66 whereas his highest score remains 123. The righter hander has a strike rate of 136.21 runs. Whereas former Pakistani captain Shoaib Malik recently reached the 2000 runs mark. As of now, Shoaib has 2039 runs from 93 innings with a smashing strike rate of 122.24 runs. Whereas Virat Kohli made 2012 runs from 56 innings with an amazing strike rate of 136.31. His highest score is 90 not out.
Talking about the match yesterday in Manchester, India won the game by 8 wickets with 10 balls remaining. It was KL Rahul’s unbeaten knock of 101 runs and Kuldeep Yadav’s five-wicket haul that led India to victory. The Men in Blue will next take on England at Wales on Friday, July 6 2018.