Team India are one of the top-tier teams in international cricket. The Men in Blue have won two ODI World Cups (1983 and 2011). Besides that, they have won 1 T20 World Cup in 2007 and Champions Trophy in 2013. On the other hand, they have been a phenomenal force to be reckoned with in the Asia Cup tournament (ODI).
The Men in Blue are the most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup as they have won as many as seven titles. On the other hand, Sri Lanka won six titles whereas Pakistan won two titles. India last won the Asia Cup (ODI) in the previous edition by beating Bangladesh in the final.
In this listicle, we will now take a glimpse at the three batsmen who scored the most runs for India in Asia Cup (ODI) history.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer for India in Asia Cup history with 971 runs in 23 matches at a fabulous batting average of 51.10 including two centuries and seven half-centuries. Notably, he is also the third-leading run-scorer in the Asia Cup with his best score of 114. Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer in the history of international cricket with 34357 runs (15,921 runs in Tests, 18,426 runs in ODIs and 10 runs in T20Is).
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2. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is widely acknowledged as the best opening batsman across all three formats in the present era. Popularly known as “Hitman” for his incredible six-hitting abilities, he is the second-leading run-scorer for Team India in the Asia Cup with 745 runs in 22 games at an average of 46.56 including 1 century and 6 fifties. The Indian skipper registered his best score of 111* in the Asia Cup.
3. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is widely regarded as the best finisher in limited-overs cricket during the heydays of his international career. The former Indian skipper comes third on the list as he scored 648 runs in 19 games at an average of 64.80 including 1 century and three half-centuries. His highest score in Asia Cup is 109*.
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Updated as of August 16, 2023*