Team India are one of the most exceptional teams in the history of the sport. They have unearthed truly magnificent talents who went on to make waves in world cricket. Team India have a rich history in World Cup. They have been one of the most successful teams in the marquee events.
Overall, they have managed to win two ODI World Cups. India won the first ODI World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev as India beat West Indies in 1983 to clinch the major honour. On the other hand, Team India won the second World Cup by beating Sri Lanka in the 2011 final under MS Dhoni’s captaincy.
Scoring runs in the World Cup tournaments can be really a daunting task. Meanwhile, so far in the history of World Cups, only three Indians have defied the odds and managed to complete 1000 runs. Let’s take a glimpse at the three Indians who successfully completed the milestone of 1000 runs in World Cup history.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Team India immensely benefitted from the services of legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Notably, the Indian batting maestro is the leading run-scorer in international cricket with 34,357 runs. He is also the leading run-scorer in World Cup history with 2278 runs at an exceptional batting average of 56.95 including 6 centuries and 15 fifties.
2. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is currently the best all-format batsman in the world. India’s run machine has been incredibly consistent for several years now. The right-handed batsman is one of the three Indians who completed 1000 runs in World Cup history. Overall, he scored 1030 runs in 26 matches at an average of 46.81 including 2 centuries and 6 half-centuries.
3. Sourav Ganguly
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly was the second Indian to score 1000 runs in World Cup history. Popularly known as “The Maharaja of Indian Cricket”, Ganguly scored 1006 runs in 21 matches at an average of 55.88 including 4 centuries and 3 half-centuries.