Indian skipper Virat Kohli has reached such a stage that with every run he scores, one or the other record is shattered. Now, Kohli is just a step away from breaking records held by Sir Viv Richards and Don Bradman.
In the ongoing tour of South Africa, Virat has scored 870 runs so far in three Tests, six ODIs and one T20I. If he manages to score 104 runs in the remaining two T20I, he will move past Don Bradman’s record. In 1930, Bradman had scored 974 runs in 5 Test matches in England. Bradman’s score is the second highest score by any batsman on a single tour till now.
However, if Virat will score 130 more runs then he will become the highest run-getter in a single tour in the history of cricket. Sir Viv Richards had scored 1,045 runs (829 in four Tests, 216 runs in three ODIs) during West Indies tour of England in 1976.
In the on-going tour of India in South Africa, Virat had shattered so many records, including that of Sourav Ganguly’s highest number of centuries as a skipper.
So far, Virat has scored 870 runs, with an average of 87.00 and a strike rate of 82.38. Virat scored three centuries and become the first ever from India to notch up three tons in a bilateral series.
In the ongoing three-match T20I series, India have taken the lead of 1-0. The second T20I match will be played at SuperSport Park cricket ground in Centurion on Wednesday.
Squad for 2nd T20I:
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Jon-Jon Smuts, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy (c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Christiaan Jonker, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Junior Dala, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso.