Virat Kohli
India’s Virat Kohli plays a shot during the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2022 cricket match against South Africa at the Perth Stadium on October 30, 2022. Image Credit: AFP

Adelaide: India's Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the highest run-scorer in Twenty20 World Cup history when he reached 16 against Bangladesh in Adelaide.

Kohli beat former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene's total of 1,016 runs in his 23rd innings in T20 World Cups. Jayawardene set his mark off 31 innings.


The in-form Kohli, who had already hit two match-winning half-centuries at this World Cup, reached his third fifty in 37 balls to bring alive the Indian-dominated crowd in Adelaide.