Virat Kohli and Shubham Gill (92) both contributed 180 runs for the India. Virat hit 11 fours while scoring 88 runs with a strike rate of 92.62. Sri Lanka who won the toss and chose to bowl first, is yet to batting. India has a score of 357 runs for Sri Lanka to chase.
After Virat’s score in the India vs Sri Lanka match, Kohli leaped and is now at the second position in the ICC World Cup Most Runs list with 442 runs. Kohli is 103 runs behind from South Africa’s batsman Quinton De Kock, who has 545 runs on this list.
Virat Kohli who has been entitled by the ‘Run Machine of Cricket’ for several years, proved that he is the only deserving candidate for the title.
What is a Run Machine?
A batsman who consistently scores heavily and accumulates in matches is considered the Run Machine. There are several candidates for this title but only Virat held this nickname for years despite his batting dips in his career, managed to be the run machine of cricket.
Why Virat Kohli is the Run Machine of Cricket?
Virat Kohli’s achievements list over the years:
- Virat Kohli broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar’s record of the most 1000 run years in ODI for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2023.
- Virat Kohli is about to break Sachin Tendulkar’s most centuries in ODI cricket 49th century in 452 matches. Kohli hit 48th ton in just 287 matches.
- Virat is also one top players who has the most runs in ODI matches and test matches.
- Virat is the third most followed athlete in the world on all his social media platforms.
- Virat is the King of IPL and currently holds the title for the most runs in the IPL season with 7263 runs in just 237 matches.
- Kohli is the only player who scored 973 runs in 16 matches in IPL season.
In short Virat Kohli is the true Run Machine of the cricket. King Kohli is simply the most powerful batsman in cricket history.
FAQs About Run Machine of Cricket
Who is the Run Machine of the cricket?
Virat Kohli is the run machine of the cricket
What is the run machine in cricket?
A batsman who consistently scores heavily and accumulates in matches is considered the Run Machine.
Who is the King of IPL?
Virat Kohli is the King of IPL.
Who broke the Sachin Tendulkar most 1000 run years record?
Virat Kohli broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar’s record of the most 1000 run years in ODI for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2023.