Follow us


India vs England: Virat Kohli is now the fastest player to 2,000 runs in T20Is

Kohli went past New Zealand's Brendan McCullum and Pakistan's Shoaib Malik

Prabhjeet Sethi @SinghOfGudTimes 4 July 2018, 1:17 PM
Virat Kohli in action against England in Manchester

Virat Kohli in action against England in Manchester Image: AFP

After a disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Virat Kohli has made a thundering return to world cricket.

In the first limited-overs clash against England last night, Kohli became the world’s fastest cricketer to reach 2,000 runs in T20Is. And he is the first Indian to get to this milestone.

Before the start of the game at Old Trafford in Manchester, Kohli was just eight runs short of achieving the feat. He finally clinched the world record in the 16th over of the innings, when India were eyeing to set the Three Lions an imposing target.

Kohli has now joined New Zealand’s Brendan McCullum (2271 runs in 73 innings) and Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik, who recently reached the 2000-run mark in just 59 innings. The Indian captain consumed 56 innings to leave the two veteran batsmen behind.

India eventually won the match at a canter, beating England by an eight-wicket margin, thanks to a KL Rahul blitzkrieg.

Read More:

Online trolls hit a new low by pulling Virat Kohli’s leg over Germany's World Cup exit

After Karnataka, Narendra Modi accepts another challenge. This time from Virat Kohli

Maharashtra gram panchayat candidate promises Virat Kohli as guest but what transpires is stellar comedy

Trending stories

We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website by showing you relevant ads and content. By continuing your navigation, you accept the placement and use of cookies. To learn more about cookies and/ or to opt-out of these services, please see our Cookie Policy.