Adelaide, Jan 27: India's star batsman Virat Kohli has scaled another high in his international career, this time in the shortest format of the game - Twenty20s. He rocketed to the top spot in batting averages after his match-winning 90 not out off 55 balls against Australia in the 1st T20I last night (January 26).
According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), the 27-year-old Kohli now holds the top position for batting averages in T20I format, for those who have scored a minimum of 500 runs.
".@imVkohli's fine performance in the 1st #AusvInd T20I further increases his astonishing T20I average #howzstat," the official Twitter handle of ICC wrote today (January 27).
Kohli, who is India's leading run scorer in T20Is with 1,106 (31 matches), now averages 48.08, the highest among batsmen who have crossed total of 500 runs.
The Delhi right-hander registered his best T20I score of 90 not out yesterday. This was Kohli's 10th half century in the format. He made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in 2010.
Australian T20I captain Aaron Finch, who too played in yesterday's contest in Adelaide, is the 2nd in the list with an average of 40.00.
Highest batting averages in T20Is (As on January 27, 2016) - Top 5 (Among batsmen with 500 and above runs)
1. Virat Kohli (India) - 48.08 (1,106 runs)
2. Aaron Finch (Australia) - 40.00 (800)
3. Faf du Plessis (South Africa) - 39.28 (825)
4. JP Duminy (South Africa) - 38.20 (1,528)
5. Michael Hussey (Australia) - 37.94 (721)