Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid
Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid. (Photo: Twitter)

Former India captain Virat Kohli reached yet another milestone in his glittering career as he became the second highest run-getter for India in international cricket, going past current head coach Rahul Dravid during the third T20I between India and Australia in Hyderabad on September 25, 2022.

The two sides met in the series-deciding T20 international at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal after Aaron Finch’s side won the first T20I in Mohali, while Rohit Sharma led from the front as India won the rain-shortened game in Nagpur two days back.

Australia batted first after Rohit Sharma extended his toss-winning streak and revealed that Bhuvneshwar Kumar came back in for Rishabh Pant, while Finch said that Josh Inglis was in for Sean Abbott.

IND vs AUS: Virat Kohli Overtakes Rahul Dravid To Become India's 2nd Highest Run Scorer In International Cricket
Tim David. PC- AP

Australia posted 187/6 thanks to Cameron Green who made 52 in 21 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes to his name and Tim David who made 54 in 27 balls with 4 sixes and 2 fours. from Josh Inglis (24) and Daniel Sams (28*) also supported well after Aaron Finch (7), Steve Smith (9), Glenn Maxwell (6), and Matthew Wade (1) got out for cheap.

Virat Kohli Goes Past Rahul Dravid To Become The Second Highest Run Scorer In International Cricket For India During His Knock Of 63

India, on the other hand, started poorly as Kl Rahul got out to Daniel Sams for 1 and then Rohit Sharma was caught by Sams off Pat Cummins for 17 runs. But then Virat Kohli and Suryakumar added 104 runs for the third wicket with Suryakumar hammering 69 in 36 balls with 5 fours and as many sixes.

After Suryakumar got out to Hazlewood, Virat Kohli then continued to hammer the Australian bowling attack as he brought up yet another fifty in T20I cricket and finally was out for 63 runs in 48 balls with 3 fours and 4 sixes to his name.

Virat Kohli. PC- BCCI
Virat Kohli. PC- BCCI

During his knock, Virat Kohli went past Rahul Dravid to become the second highest run-getter for India in international cricket. Kohli now has 24078 runs in 471 matches, going past Rahul Dravid’s record of 24064 in 504 international matches.

Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for India in 199 World Cup. Phohot- Getty
Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for India in 199 World Cup. Phohot- Getty
IND vs AUS: Virat Kohli Overtakes Rahul Dravid To Become India's 2nd Highest Run Scorer In International Cricket IND vs AUS: Virat Kohli Overtakes Rahul Dravid To Become India's 2nd Highest Run Scorer In International Cricket IND vs AUS: Virat Kohli Overtakes Rahul Dravid To Become India's 2nd Highest Run Scorer In International Cricket IND vs AUS: Virat Kohli Overtakes Rahul Dravid To Become India's 2nd Highest Run Scorer In International Cricket

The no.1 spot in held by none other than Sachin Tendulkar, who made 34357 runs in 664 matches for India from 1989-2013.

Here are the top five run-getters for India in international cricket:

  1. Sachin Tendulkar- 34357 runs in 664 matches
  2. Virat Kohli- 24078 runs in 471 matches
  3. Rahul Dravid- 24064 runs in 504 matches
  4. Sourav Ganguly- 18433 runs in 421 matches
  5. MS Dhoni- 17092 runs in 535 matches.

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