With their stellar performances, they have made India proud on numerous occasions. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top five Indian players who have amassed the most runs in ODI World Cups.
1. Sachin Tendulkar – 2,278 Runs
Sachin Tendulkar, often referred to as the “Little Master,” is not only India’s but also the world’s highest run-scorer in ODI World Cups. His record tally of 2,278 runs from six World Cups includes six centuries and 15 half-centuries. Sachin’s masterful batting was instrumental in India’s victory in the 2011 World Cup.
2. Virat Kohli – 1,030 Runs (and counting)
The current Indian captain, Virat Kohli, is widely considered one of the finest modern-day batsmen. His ODI World Cup record is remarkable, with five centuries and nine half-centuries. His ability to chase targets has been a game-changer for India.
3. Sourav Ganguly – 1,006 Runs
Sourav Ganguly, a former Indian captain, was known for his aggressive batting style. He scored a total of 1,006 runs in World Cups, which includes three centuries and three half-centuries. Ganguly was a key player for India in the late ’90s and early 2000s.
4. Rohit Sharma – 978 Runs (and counting)
Rohit Sharma, the “Hitman” of Indian cricket, has rapidly climbed the ladder of ODI World Cup run-scorers. With two centuries and 10 half-centuries to his name, he has played pivotal roles in India’s campaigns. His consistency as an opener has been a massive asset.
5. Rahul Dravid- 860 Runs
Rahul Dravid, the leading run-getter in the 1999 World Cup, served as India’s most reliable middle-order batsman.
Dravid maintains a remarkable average of 61.42, yet his strike rate is notably slow at 74.97. This right-handed batsman boasts an impressive record of eight scores of 50 or more, which includes two centuries and six half-centuries.
These five Indian cricket legends have not only contributed significantly to India’s success in ODI World Cups but have also left an indomitable legacy in the world of cricket.
Their records and contributions continue to inspire aspiring cricketers and cricket fans alike. As India looks ahead to future World Cup tournaments, these players’ achievements remain a source of pride and inspiration.