When Virat Kohli faces Pakistan in the eagerly awaited Asia Cup 2022, Virat would be stepping into a new milestone, his 100th T20I encounter.
Virat Kohli has been one of India’s most dependable batsmen in the shortest version of the game ever since making his T20I debut against Zimbabwe back in 2010 and has great figures and some records to his name. With an unbeaten 26 off 21 balls in his first T20I game, Virat helped India win the contest by six wickets with a 64-run stand. Since that time, notably in T20Is, his stature in international cricket has significantly increased.
Since that time, he has played 99 T20I matches for India, totaling 3,308 runs at an average of 50.12. The score of 94* is Virat’s personal best in this format. In this format, he had a strike rate of 137.66. From his bat, 30 half-centuries have been produced in this format and he is yet to score a century here.
Virat has second most fifty-plus scores in T20Is, with 30. At first is his skipper Rohit Sharma who has 31 fiftyplus scores, including four centuries.
Virat Kohli is the fourth-fastest batter to reach 1,000 runs in T20I cricket (27 innings) and the second fastest to reach 2,000 runs (56 innings) and 2,500 runs (68 innings).
Virat has won the second highest number of ‘Player of the Match’ awards in T20Is, with 12, following Afghanistan’s Mohammed Nabi (13). He also has the most number of ‘Player of the Series’ awards in T20I format, with total of seven such awards.
Will Virat Kohli revive his form in Asia Cup 2022
As a captain, Virat Kohli has a great record in T20Is. Between 2017-2021, this star batter has led his side 50 teams as captain. Out of these 50 games, he has won 30, lost 16. Two matches have ended in a tie while two failed to produce a result. His win percentage as a captain in this format is an impressive 64.58. However, he could not win T20 World Cup for India as a skipper.
This time around, challenges will be plenty for Virat when he takes to the field. Not only his team has to avenge its loss to Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2021, but he also has to regain his best form.
The star batter has gone more than 1,000 days without an international ton.