Virat Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most 50+ scores in ICC competitions with his magnificent 82* runs off 53 deliveries against Pakistan at the MCG.
At the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match between India and Pakistan on Sunday, October 23, at the MCG, Virat Kohli once again proved to be the difference. He scored a thunderous 82* run-knock off 53 deliveries, finishing the game unblemished with a remarkable strike rate of 154.71.
With this game-winning innings, the batting superstar broke yet another extraordinary milestone, passing his hero and cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar in terms of the most 50+ scores in International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments.
Virat Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar with his 24th 50+ score, breaking the record. Throughout his 61 ICC matches, Sachin scored 2719 runs at an average of 49.43, including seven tons and 16 half-centuries. His highest individual score was 152.
In both the 1996 and 2003 World Cups, The Master Blaster finished with the most runs. He received the Player of the Tournament award in 2003 for his 673 runs. It should be remembered that Tendulkar did not participate in any T20 World Cups.
In 61 ICC matches, Kohli has amassed 2486 runs at an average of 60.63, with two hundreds and 22 half-centuries. His highest individual score to far was 107.
In the T20 World Cups of 2014 and 2016, the legendary batsman was named Player of the Tournament.