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 2 ODI World Cups. India won the first ODI World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev as India defeat West Indies in 1983 to win the major honour. On the contrary, Team India won the second World Cup title by defeating the Sri Lankan cricket team in the 2011 final.
Scoring a century in the World Cup tournaments can be really a challenging task, especially in World Cup. However, it takes quite a lot of effort to bring up the triple-digit score. In this article, we will now take a look at the three Indians who scored the most centuries in World Cup history.
1. Rohit Sharma – 6 centuries
Rohit Sharma is undoubtedly the best opening batsman across formats in international cricket. The Indian skipper is one of the two Indians who smashed six centuries in World Cup history. Overall, he scored 978 runs at an average of 65.20, while also scoring 3 fifties so far.
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2. Sachin Tendulkar – 6 centuries
Legendary Sachin Tendulkar made a telling impact with the bat for India in his career. 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 a batting average of 56.95 including 6 centuries and 15 fifties.
3. Sourav Ganguly – 4 centuries
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly comes next on the list as he smashed as many as four centuries in the history of the World Cup. More importantly, he is the second Indian to score 1000 runs in World Cup history. Popularly known as “The Maharaja of Indian Cricket”, the former Indian skipper scored 1006 runs in 21 matches at an average of 55.88 including 4 centuries and 3 half-centuries.
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Updated as of August 22, 2023*