While chasing runs in T20 Internationals, Virat has also hit the highest number of 12 sixes for India in death overs (17-20). Virat has hit 12 sixes between the 17th to the 20th over. One of these six is from the last match played against Australia. Praising Virat’s boundary hitting ability, Sanjay Manjrekar said, “He is hitting fours and sixes off good deliveries and that comes with confidence. Virat’s confidence is tremendous and that is what has made him excel. He was not getting runs for a long time which shook his confidence.
top chase master
Virat has no insistence in chasing the target and he proved this in the last match against Australia as well. Chasing runs in T20 Internationals, Virat has scored a record 1536 runs. Australia’s David Warner is second in this matter. He has 1195 runs to his name. Describing Virat as one of the best chase masters in the world, former cricketer Ajay Jadeja said, “The strength that Virat gives to the team is more important than ever. He is a chase master and understands the pace of the game very well.
Even more dangerous than Hardik in death overs
Virat’s strike rate in the death overs has been amazing. From the year 2019 till now, in the death overs of T20 International, Virat has scored runs at a strike rate of 208.33. Among the batsmen who have scored at least 300 runs in this period, only Afghanistan batsman Najibullah Zadran has a better strike rate than Virat. Zadran has scored runs at a strike rate of 222.60. Hardik Pandya is the second batsman in this list from India. Hardik, who is running fifth in the list, has scored runs in the death overs at a strike rate of 186.60.
- Virat has scored 433 runs in 12 T20 International matches this year. During this he has scored four half-centuries and one century.
- Virat Kohli has scored 19 fifty plus scores while chasing runs in T20 Internationals. This is the highest in world cricket
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