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IND vs SA : Suryakumar Yadav surpasses Shikhar Dhawan for most runs in a calendar year for India in T20Is

Most T20 Runs: Suryakumar Yadav has surpassed Shikhar Dhawan's record for most T20I runs in a calendar after he scored 8 runs against South Africa on Wednesday

Aditya Pimpale Written By: Aditya Pimpale @AdityaPimpale6 New Delhi Updated on: September 29, 2022 1:47 IST
IND vs SA 1st T20I
Image Source : GETTY IND vs SA LIVE: Suryakumar Yadav surpasses Shikhar Dhawan for most runs in a calendar year for India in T20Is

Highlights

  • Suryakumar needed eight runs to go past Shikhar Dhawan's tally in the first T20I
  • The Mumbai batter is already leading run scorer in 2022
  • Suryakumar went past Virat Kohli's tally of 641 runs in 3rd T20I match against Australia

Suryakumar Yadav has officially broken Shikhar Dhawan's record for most runs in a calendar year for India after he surpassed the Delhi batter's tally of 689 runs from 2018 in the first T20I against South Africa on Wednesday. With back-to-back sixes in the seventh over saw him break the record.

Playing in his 21st match of 2022, the Indian star is already the highest scorer in the calendar year and did not show any mercy on the opposition. Despite losing Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma early, Yadav was at top of his game. He needed just eight runs to break the record set by Shikhar set in 2018 which he surpassed easily. 

Most Runs in a Calendar year for India 

Year Name Runs
2012 Virat Kohli 471
2013 Yuvraj Singh 77
2014 Virat Kohli 385
2015 Rohit Sharma 128
2016 Virat Kohli 641
2017 Virat Kohli 299
2018 Shikhar Dhawan 689
2019 Virat Kohli 466
2020 KL Rahul 404
2021 Rohit Sharma 424
2022 Suryakumar Yadav 732

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In the previous match, he went past Virat Kohli's tally of 641 runs which he had scored in 2016. Compared to Shikhar and Virat, Suryakumar has been excellent with his approach which has seen him score a hundred and four fifties in 2022.

So far in 2022 Yadav has scored five fifties and a hundred which has seen him being one of the best batters in 2022. As things stand, he is destined to become the first Indian to score 1000 T20I runs with still two matches in South Africa series and T20 World Cup to go.

The list features Virat on multiple occasions has been India's leading run scorer in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019. Rohit Sharma also features twice on the list in 2015 and 2021 while KL Rahul was India's highest runscorer in 2020. 

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