Rarely a match goes by nowadays when India skipper Virat Kohli isn’t on the verge of setting a milestone or breaking a file. Kohli may have an opportunity to surpass former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s mark in an elite T20I checklist throughout the first T20I of the 5-match sequence at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. However, he shall be challenged by his Kiwi counterpart Kane Williamson, who can also be wanting to go away Dhoni in his wake in the upcoming contest.
Kohli wants 81 runs to turn out to be the second highest run-getter as captain in T20Is. The India skipper will surpass Dhoni in this illustrious checklist who at present takes up the second spot behind South Africa nice Faf du Plessis. Williamson wants simply 30 runs to overtake Dhoni and he’s set to problem Kohli for the second place.
Most runs as captain in T20Is:
1273: Faf du Plessis (SA)
1112: MS Dhoni (IND)
1083: Kane Williamson (NZ)
1032: Virat Kohli (IND)
The final time Kohli and Williamson confronted one another, India had been despatched packing by New Zealand as they succumbed to a coronary heart-breaking loss in the World Cup semi-closing. However, Kohli acknowledged revenge isn’t on their thoughts as the 2 units of gamers get alongside rather well.
“Even if you want to think of revenge, these guys are so nice you cannot get into that zone,” Kohli stated throughout the pre-match press convention.
“We get along really well with these guys and it’s all about being competitive on the field. As I said in England, they are probably one side that has set the example for teams to play international cricket.”