Playing in the ICC T20 World Cup is the dream of every cricketer who starts playing T20 cricket for the nation. However, it is not everyone’s cup of tea to break into the national squad for the T20 WC. Only the top 15 cricketers of the country are selected for the mega event, and in almost Test-playing nations, there is cut-throat competition for a place in the T20 WC squad.
Also, if a player makes it to the T20 WC squad of his country, it is not that he will win the T20 World Cup for the nation. He will have to work harder than ever before and bring his A-game to the table in all matches to make sure his nation performs well in the mega event.
Not all cricketers have been able to deliver the goods for their nation under the enormous pressure of playing in the T20 WC. But former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and former South African cricket team skipper AB de Villiers performed consistently in this tournament.
When one looks at the list of the batters with the most runs in T20 World Cup history without registering a single duck in the mega event, the top two names that come up are Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. While Kohli has scored 777 runs, de Villiers aggregated 717 runs.
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Will Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers play in the ICC T20 WC 2022?
Virat Kohli is likely to be a part of the Indian squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022. He was the captain of the team in the previous T20 WC, where they finished third in their group’s points table.
Meanwhile, AB de Villiers has retired from all formats of cricket. He even retired from the IPL last year, which is why he is unlikely to play in the upcoming mega event.