Indian skipper Virat Kohli equals Shahid Afridi’s World Record, received message from boom boom
NEW DELHI - Indian captain Virat Kohli equaled Shahid Afridi’s T20 record for most Man of the Match awards after scoring 72 not-out against South Africa in Mohali.
Kohli smashed three sixes and four boundaries to garner his 11th Man of the Match award to equal Shahid Afridi’s record at the number two spot. The number one spot is held by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi, who has 12 Man of the Match awards.
In the same performance, Kohli broke Rohit Sharma’s record for most runs scored in T20. The Indian skipper now has 2441 runs from 71 matches, taking his T20 average past 50.
Kohli broke another Rohit record when he posted his 22nd half century on the board, surpassing his team mates’ 21 fifties.
And finally, the master batsman took his average above 50 for all three formats of the game, becoming the first batsman to ever do so.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi congratulated Kohli on his achievement on twitter in a message where Boom Boom Afridi called Kohli “a great player.”