Virat Kohli overtakes Rahul Dravid’s in India’s all-time run-getter’s list

Written by Mohan Sharma

Virat Kohli achieved a major milestone on Sunday, September 25 as he became the 2nd leading run-getter of all time in international cricket for India. The former captain got to the landmark when he played a match-winning knock of 63 in a series-deciding T20I against Australia in Hyderabad.

Kohli went past legendary batter and India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid’s tally on the all-time batting charts for India. Kohli, with his 48-ball 63, took his tally for India to 24,078 runs, 14 runs more than Rahul Dravid’s tally. Sachin Tendulkar is on top of the pile with 34,375 runs for India in international cricket.

Rahul Dravid is still ahead of Virat Kohli when it comes to runs scored in international cricket. Dravid has scored 24,208 runs India, Asia (assorted teams) and ICC (teams) put together.

Unlike Dravid, Virat Kohli has not played for any Asia XI or ICC XI so far at the international level.

Kohli is also second on the list of batters with most international hundreds as he equalled Ricky Ponting’s tally of 71 when he hit a 66-ball 122 against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022 in September. Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with a record 100 hundreds.

Kohli had ended a 3-year-long wait for an international hundred when he showed glimpses of his vintage self against Afghanistan.

With a match-winning show against world champions Australia in a crunch series decider, Kohli has ticked all the right boxes in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup. The former captain will have 3 more T20Is against South Africa at home to gain more momentum and head to Australia high on confidence.

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