New Zealand’s Martin Guptill goes past Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli to become the highest run scorer in the history of T20I cricket.
Guptill achieved the feat in the second T20I between India and New Zealand in Ranchi. Before the start of this game, Guptill was only 11 runs short of Kohli’s tally with 3217 runs in 106 innings at an average of 32.49. The New Zealand opener quickly leapfrogged the Indian stalwart and scored 14 runs in the very first over of the first innings against Bhuvneshwar Kumar to regain the top spot in the run getters list after 3 years. with 3227 runs in 87 innings at an average of 52.04.
Indian T20I captain Rohit Sharma is also not too far in the race of the leading run-getters in T20Is. The Indian opener holds third place in the list after Martin Guptill and Virat Kohli with 3086 runs in 117 matches.
In the first game of the series against India, the Kiwi batsman scored a destructive 42-ball 70 in the opener in Jaipur on Wednesday, laced with three boundaries and four gigantic sixes. The 35-year-old appeared in good nick for New Zealand, scoring 208 runs from seven matches in the T20 World Cup 2021 with the highest score of 93 against Scotland in Dubai. Behind skipper Kane Williamson, Guptill was the second-highest run-scorer for NZ in the ICC event.
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