Indian captain Virat Kohli has many records to his name in all three formats of the game. On Sunday (October 10), Kohli lost a precious T20 record to Ireland opener Paul Stirling. The Irish star set a T20 world record in a game against UAE ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021, which till now belonged to Kohli.
During Sterling’s impressive 40 off 35 balls against the United Arab Emirates, he hit four boundaries and went on to surpass Kohli to achieve the record for most boundaries in T20 cricket. Sterling has hit 288 fours in the T20 format so far, while Virat has hit 285 fours in his T20 career so far.
sterling and Kohli is followed by Martin Guptill of New ZealandWhose name is the record of hitting 256 fours in T20 cricket. Team India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma and possibly India’s new T20 captain is at number four with 252 fours and Australia’s T20 captain Aaron Finch is at number five.
Most fours in men’s T20I cricket
1 Paul Stirling: 288
2 Virat Kohli: 285
3 Martin Guptill: 256
4 Rohit Sharma: 252
— Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) 10 October 2021
Sterling has scored the most runs for Ireland in the shortest format of the game. The opener has scored 2,495 runs in 89 T20Is, including a century in this format.
In the sixth match of the ‘UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021’, Sterling opened with all-rounder Kevin O’Brien. Ireland’s openers gave their team a great start by adding 85 runs for the first wicket in 11.3 overs.
O’Brien scored 54 runs in 45 balls with the help of one four and two sixes. However, the team could not take advantage of this excellent start and could manage only 134 runs in the allotted overs.
In reply, UAE won by seven wickets in 16.1 overs with the help of opener Wasim Muhammad, who scored an unbeaten 107 off 62 balls with the help of four sixes and 14 fours.