Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli | Picture: ICC

India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the first Indian to score 1,000 runs in T20I on home soil during the ongoing third T20I against West Indies.

Kohli achieved the feat following his 70 runs knock off just 29 balls, helping India to reach a mammoth total of 240/3.

With this knock, he also recorded his 100th half-century in international cricket.

Before the start, Kohli needed just 6 runs to reach the milestone.

The 30-year-old is only the third batsman to have achieved the feat.

New Zealand’s Martin Guptil and Colin Munro are the only other batsman to have achieved the feat.

Guptil leads the chart with 1,420 runs to his name while Munro has exact 1,000 runs to his name in the shortest format.

Also in the match, KL Rahul smashed 91 runs while Rohit Sharma scored 71 runs, with the latter also recording a milestone.

Sharma became the first batsman to smash 400 sixes in international cricket.

Earlier, in the second T20I, Kohli had surpassed his deputy, Rohit Sharma, to become the leading run-scorer in T20I cricket.

In the first T20I, Virat’s has played a match-winning knock of 91 runs, leading India to a six-wicket win.

In the ongoing third and final T20I, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami have provided India with early breakthroughs, dismissing Evin Lewis and Lendl Simmons, respectively.

While filing the story, West Indies was 17/2 after 2.5 overs.

 

 

 

 

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