Scoring a century in the ODI World Cup is not everyone’s cup of tea because there is always relentless pressure on the batters while facing the top-quality bowling attacks in the mega tournament. We have seen how batters succumb to the searing pressure created by the bowlers.
Nevertheless, the batters who hold their nerves and play according to the situation are bound to excel. India have always been a nation that has produced plenty of talents who made a name for themselves in the long run and became superstars.
Team India are also one of the most successful teams in the World Cup tournament as they won two major honours. The Men in Blue won the first ODI World Cup in 1983 and the second title in 2011. In the history of Indian cricket, only two batsmen managed to score back-to-back centuries in the ICC Cricket World Cup. Let’s learn about the names of the two Indians below.
1. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma etched his name into the record books when he became the first and only batsman to score five centuries in a single edition of the World Cup, a sensational record which still remains intact.
Rohit Sharma is the only Indian to have scored a hat-trick of centuries in the ICC ODI World Cup and he achieved the feat in the 2019 edition where he scored 102 against England, 104 against Bangladesh and 103 against Pakistan respectively.
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2. Rahul Dravid
Former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. India’s batting great is the second Indian to have scored back-to-back centuries in the ICC ODI World Cup.
The former right-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 104 against Kenya in the 1999 World Cup and then he followed it up with 145 against Sri Lanka. It is also worth noting that Rahul Dravid is one of the two Indians who completed 10,000 runs in both Tests and One-Day Internationals.
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Updated as of October 3, 2023*