Suryakumar Yadav is known as India’s Mr. 360 for his ability to hit shots across all parts of the ground. Yesterday, in a T20I against South Africa, he scored a blistering half-century in a losing cause.

However, he got himself in the record books with his 56 off 36 as he equalled Virat Kohli’s record of taking the least number of innings (56) to reach 2,000 runs in T20Is.

Suryakumar Yadav is now overall joint-third fastest to score 2000 runs in T20I cricket behind two Pakistani players.

Let’s dive into the list of batters who are the fastest to score 2000 runs in T20I cricket.

KL Rahul

KL Rahul has among the best batters in T20I cricket. Rahul completed 2000 runs in 58 innings and ranked fifth among the fastest batters to score 2000 runs in T20Is. So far, he has played 72 matches and scored 2265 runs at an average and strike rate of 37.75 and 139.12, with two hundreds and 22 half-centuries.

Source: Cricinfo

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the greatest batter of modern day cricket and he is among the top batters in all batting records across formats. The man has scored the most runs in the T20Is and is the joint-fastest Indian to reach 2000 T20I runs. Virat did it in just 56 innings. He has played 115 games and scored 4008 runs at an average of 52.73 and a strike rate of 137.96. Virat has one hundred and 37 half-centuries.

Source: Cricinfo

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav, who made his T20I debut in March 2021 at the age of 31, completed 2000 runs in a very short span of time. He has played 59 matches for India accumulating 2000 runs in just 56 innings, which is joint fast by an Indian batsman to reach 2000 runs in the format. Suryakumar Yadav has three centuries and 16 half-centuries to his name in his best format.

Source: Cricinfo

Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan had a breakthrough moment when he was promoted to open for Pakistan in the white-ball format, and he has never looked back since then. The T20I player of the year in 2021 is the joint-fastest on this list. Rizwan scored 2000 runs in just 52 innings. Overall, he has played 73 innings and scored 2797 runs at an average of 49.07.

Source: Cricinfo

Babar Azam

Babar Azam is the biggest name for Pakistan in modern cricket. Irrespective of the format, he is the backbone of the team. He has already achieved a number of big records and raised the bar of performance for the other batters. He took 52 innings to achieve this figure in T20Is. Babar has scored 3485 runs so far in 98 innings at an average of 41.48. He has also scored three hundreds and 30 half-centuries.

Source: Cricinfo

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