Cricket Legends And Record-Breakers: Top 5 Run-Scorers In ODI World Cup History
Star batters of ODI have left an indelible mark on the memory of their fans and spectators by scoring the most runs in ODI World Cup history.
Their determination, batting skills, and dedication to their game are something spectacular. Here’s a look at the top 5 batters with the most runs in ODI World Cup history.
The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is the most loved batsman among Indian cricket fans. He sits at the top of the list, scoring the most runs in ODI World Cups. Tendulkar recorded 2,278 runs in 45 games with an average of 56.95.
His World Cup performance is legendary, as he played a crucial role in winning the World Cup in 2011. Tendulkar's six centuries in World Cups are demonstrative of his dominance on the cricket field, making him a legend in the history of the sport.
Virat Kohli's World Cup journey has been a testament to his insatiable appetite for runs and his ability to thrive under pressure.
With a remarkable 1,795 runs in 36 World Cup matches, Kohli has been the linchpin of the Indian batting order, steering his team through challenging situations with remarkable consistency. Under Kohli's captaincy in the 2019 World Cup, India emerged as one of the tournament favorites.
Ricky Ponting is remembered for his total score of 1,743 runs during his batting tenure in 46 World Cup matches. He holds the record for the most centuries (5) in the history of the World Cup. His highest score is 145 runs, and he played a pivotal role in Australia's success, contributing to their victories in the World Cup in 1999, 2003, and 2007.
Rohit Sharma's World Cup journey is a captivating tale of prolific run-scoring and match-winning performances. In the 2015 World Cup, he became the first player to score two ODI double centuries.
With 1,575 runs in just 27 matches, Rohit Sharma has showcased his ability to anchor innings and play a pivotal role in high-stakes encounters.
Kumar Sangakkara, a legendary cricketer for the Sri Lankan cricket team, is known for his impressive performances in the World Cup. Between 2003-2015, he scored 1,532 runs in 37 World Cup matches.
Sangakkara holds the record for making the majority of runs within a tournament with 541 runs in the World Cup in 2015. His consistent performance and stylish play made him popular and revered among his team members.