India have produced several top-quality batsmen in cricketing history. The Indian batters are best known for their consistency over the years, which is precisely the reason why they were able to make a real case for themselves at the highest level. Moreover, India has a rich tradition of high-quality batsmanship.
It is well-known that several Indian cricketers have displayed remarkable consistency by letting their performances do the talking. Consistency is indeed a valuable trait in the game of cricket. Indians have contributed vastly to the team’s glory through their reliable run-scoring potential.
Let’s go through the names of two Indians who scored the most runs against a team in the Asia Cup.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as the greatest batter of all time, courtesy of his phenomenal batting records in both ODIs and Test cricket. The Master Blaster who is the leading run-scorer in ODIs and Test cricket is the third leading run-scorer in the history of the Asia Cup tournament.
The Indian batting maestro scored 971 runs in the Asia Cup. He comes first on the list as he scored the most runs against a team in the continental event. The former Indian cricketer scored 486 runs against Sri Lanka, which is also the most by a batsman against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup.
2. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is a highly accomplished Indian cricketer who is known for his ‘stylish and aggressive’ batting approach and is best known for his incredible six-hitting abilities. He is a brilliant timer of the ball and has often left the onlookers in awe, courtesy of his flamboyant approach.
It is worth mentioning here that he is the only batsman in the history of the 50-over format to have smashed three double centuries. Rohit Sharma comes next on the list as he scored 474 runs against Pakistan, the most by a batsman against the Pakistan cricket team in the history of the Asia Cup competition.