The 29-year-old needs just 17 more runs to become the fastest man to accumulate 2000 runs in T20Is. Kohli has scored 1983 T20I runs so far at an average of 50.84 in just 57 matches (53 innings). Virat Kohli currently occupies the fourth spot on the all-time list of highest run-getters in T20I cricket behind the New Zealand duo of Martin Guptill (2271 runs) and Brendon McCullum (2140) and Pakistan’s veteran middle-order batsman Shoaib Malik (1989).
McCullum currently leads the list, having reached 2000 runs in his 66th innings. Guptill followed suit in 68 matches.
Kohli, who is placed eighth in the ICC T20I Rankings for batsmen, is yet to hit a century in the shortest format.India will play two matches against Ireland before crossing the sea and playing three T20Is against England.