IND vs PAK: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma Chase Sachin Tendulkar Iconic World Cup Record

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, World Cup 2023

The cricketing world is gearing up for the highly anticipated IND vs PAK clash at the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. Sachin Tendulkar’s record tally of runs across World Cups may seem insurmountable, but there’s one record of the master blaster that is within the reach of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in their upcoming encounter at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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One of the most remarkable achievements of Sachin Tendulkar is his mountain of 2278 runs in 45 matches across the 6 editions of the ODI World Cup he featured in since 1992. This incredible feat makes him the highest run-scorer in the tournament’s history. While Sachin Tendulkar’s overall record appears untouchable, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are closing in on a record that involves a rivalry that transcends cricket itself.

Leading Run-Scorer For India in World Cups

Name MATCHES INNINGS NO RUNS HS AVG 100 50 SR
Sachin Tendulkar 45 44 4 2278 152 56.95 6 15 88.98
Virat Kohli 28 28 5 1170 107 50.86 2 8 86.02
Rohit Sharma 19 19 2 1109 140 65.23 7 3 100.00
Sourav Ganguly 21 21 3 1006 183 55.88 4 3 77.50

Sachin Tendulkar’s exceptional record against Pakistan in World Cup matches sets the stage for a tantalizing prospect for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. In 5 matches against Pakistan in the ODI World Cups, Tendulkar managed to score 313 runs at an impressive average of 78.25. This record against Pakistan, although formidable, is one that both Kohli and Rohit have an opportunity to challenge.

Currently, Virat Kohli stands at No. 2 on the list of Indian run-getters in World Cups, with 1170 runs in 28 matches. Rohit Sharma follows closely behind at No. 3, amassing 1109 runs in 19 matches. Tendulkar’s shadow looms large with 2278 runs, but the duo is inching closer to his World Cup runs against Pakistan.

For the match against Pakistan, both Kohli and Rohit will need to deliver a substantial performance to potentially eclipse Tendulkar’s record. Tendulkar’s consistency and brilliance in World Cup encounters against Pakistan have set a high bar, with a record average of 78.25 against the arch-rivals.

In the case of Rohit Sharma, he has already demonstrated his prowess with the bat, recently scoring a scintillating 131 against Afghanistan. Rohit’s current World Cup average stands at a remarkable 65.23, and he has 7 centuries to his name in World Cup cricket.

Leading Run-Scorer for India in IND vs PAK World Cups Clash

Name MATCHES INNINGS NO RUNS HS AVG 100 50 SR
Sachin Tendulkar 5 5 1 313 98 78.25 0 83.24
Virat Kohli 3 3 0 193 107 64.33 1 91.03
Rohit Sharma 2 2 0 155 140 77.50 1 116.54
Mohammad Azharuddin 3 3 0 118 59 39.33 0 80.27

Virat Kohli is known for his incredible consistency and temperament. With two World Cup centuries to his name, Kohli’s average in the tournament is an impressive 50.86. His recent form, scoring 85 against Australia and 55 against Afghanistan, suggests he is in sublime touch to make an impact in the crucial clash against Pakistan.

While the cricketing world is captivated by the legendary rivalry, it’s also worth noting that in seven matches across ODI World Cups, India has never lost to Pakistan. The stage is set for an electrifying encounter, and the spotlight will be on Kohli and Rohit as they aim to etch their names in history by challenging Tendulkar’s iconic World Cup record against Pakistan.