Who is the Run Machine of Cricket?

Updated on: Nov 3, 2022 12:02 pm IST

  • Who is the run machine of cricket?

    From time to time we have witnessed some quality batters taking the game of cricket to a whole different level. From the early days to the modern day, there have been batters who have set the stage on fire and done everything right to be called a run machine of cricket.

    Who is the run machine of cricket?

    With so many quality cricketers around, there have been many speculations about who should be considered the run machine of cricket. The likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, Joe Root, Steve Smith and many more come into mind when it comes to scoring runs consistently.

    But former Indian skipper Virat Kohli wins our vote for the run machine of cricket. The right-hander is considered one of the best batters to have played the game of cricket. Kohli has etched his name in almost every record book related to batting which speaks about his volumes as a batter.

    Not only has he achieved various records but also is breaking numerous records along the way and is the leading batsman in all three formats of the game. He was out of form for a while but he made a staggering comeback and has returned to the scoring ways.

    Kohli’s stars and numbers clearly define why he can be well considered the run machine of cricket. Having an average of around 50 in all three formats of the game which speaks about his consistency as a batter. Kohli has scored more than 24000 runs across the formats and is still going strong.

    Talking about ODIs, the batter averages 57.68 and has 12344 runs to his name. In Tests, he has 8074 runs with an average nearing 50. He’s among the top three leading run-getters in the former with more than 3700 runs to his name at an average of 50.85. Adding to his tally, he has 72 international tons and the number is expected to only rise as he still has ample of cricket left in him.

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