Mohammad Shahzad Surpasses Virat Kohli To Become Fourth Highest Run Getter In T20Is

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ABU DHABI – NOVEMBER 30: Mohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan batting during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier Final between Ireland and Afghanistan at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Graham Crouch-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Afghanistan cricketer Mohammad Shehzad has managed to surpass India’s run machine Virat Kohli to become the fourth highest run scorer in T20 internationals after scoring an impressive .

The 29-year old has scored an well paced 72 run knock in just 43 balls to help Afghanistan win in the third T20I match against Ireland in Greater Noida as Afghanistan won the series comfortably by 3-0.

During the process, the hard hitting right hander has become the fourth highest run scorer in the shortest format as he managed to eclipse Virat Kohli’s tally of 1709 runs.

Shahzad has now amasses 1749 T20I runs in just 59 T20I games as he is one of the best players in the world in the shortest format and have helped Afghanistan in many memorable wins.

New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum is by far the best T20 player the world has seen till date and has been the top run getter in the format as well as he managed to score 2140 runs in his illustrious career.

Sri Lanka’s Dilshan is the second highest run getter as he managed 1889 runs in 80 T20Is while Martin Guptill of New Zealand have so far scored 1806 T20I runs in 61 matches in his career.

Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave
BB McCullum  (NZ) 2005-2015 71 70 10 2140 123 35.66
TM Dilshan  (SL) 2006-2016 80 79 12 1889 104* 28.19
MJ Guptill  (NZ) 2009-2016 61 59 7 1806 101* 34.73
Mohammad Shahzad  (AFG) 2010-2017 58* 58 4 1749 118* 32.38
V Kohli  (INDIA) 2010-2017 48 44 12 1709 90* 53.4
Umar Akmal  (PAK) 2009-2016 82 77 14 1690 94 26.82
DA Warner  (AUS) 2009-2016 63 63 3 1686 90* 28.1
JP Duminy  (SA) 2007-2017 71 65 21 1683 96* 38.25
Mohammad Hafeez  (PAK) 2006-2016 77 75 4 1614 86 22.73
EJG Morgan  (ENG) 2009-2017 67 66 13 1568 85* 29.58
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