Virat Kohli on the verge of breaking Rahul Dravid's massive record in upcoming series vs AUS
India are all ready to take on the T20 World Champions, Australia, in a three-match T20 series. The first match of the series will be played on Tuesday, September 20 at the Punjab Cricket Association in Mohali. Both teams will field their first-choice team that will represent the country in the upcoming WT20 next month.
For India, it will be an important series to test their players who will play in the mega event in Australia. However, India went through a poor competition in the Asia Cup, but one thing that stood out was the form of the former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli.
And he will be an important member of the Indian batting lineup in the upcoming series. However, the 33-year-old is also on the verge of breaking a huge record set by India's head coach, Rahul Dravid. Notably, he ended up scoring 276 runs in five innings in the Asia Cup, including one century and two half-centuries.
He ended his 1020-day century drought with a brilliant ton against Aghanistan in the last game. Virat scored an unbeaten 122* off 61 balls, and now he has a chance to become the second highest run-getter for India on the international circuit.
The 33-year-old is behind Dravid by 207 runs, and if he scores these runs in the three T20Is against Australia, he will surpass Dravid and become the second highest run-scorer for India. Although it will not be easy to score 207 runs in three matches, with the kind of form he showed in the Asia Cup, anything is possible.
Virat has scored 12344 runs in 262 ODIs, 8074 runs in 102 Test matches and 3584 in 104 T20Is, with 71 centuries in his career so far. Sachin Tendukar is at the top with 34357 runs in international cricket in 664 matches at an average of 48.52 with 100 international centuries.
Rahul Dravid is second with 24,208 runs in 605 innings at an average of 45.41 with 48 centuries and 146 half-centuries, while Virat has scored 24,002 runs in 522 innings at an average of 53.81.
The 33-year-old is currently ranked seventh among all international cricket run scorers. However, on Sunday, in a press conference, the Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, said that Virat is the third opener in the team, and might open in some innings for India.