Asia Cup tournament served as a perfect podium for the players to showcase their mettle at the highest level. It is quite obvious that the Asia Cup has often served as a preparatory event for the ICC events like the ODI World Cup and T20I World Cup. If the players perform well in the Asia Cup, they will get picked for the ICC events.
From a batsman’s perspective, it is absolutely necessary to play according to the situation in order to be on the safer side. At the same time, it is imperative to be aggressive in situations when it matters the most. Team India have won seven Asia Cup titles, the most by a team in Asia Cup history.
Case in point, let’s now dive deep into the list of three Indians with a batting average in excess of 100 in an Asia Cup tournament (Minimum 300 runs).
1. Virat Kohli – 119
Virat Kohli is known for his aggressive batting approach, tremendous batting skills and his acumen to chase down targets. India’s run machine has broken several records and achieved several milestones throughout his cricketing journey. He tops the list as he maintained a batting average of 119 in the 2012 Asia Cup tournament. He finished Asia Cup 2012 as the leading run-getter with 357 runs in 3 games including 2 centuries and a fifty.
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2. MS Dhoni – 109
Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is widely acknowledged as the greatest finisher of all time. He is best known for his potential to read the game and play according to the situation, which yielded him positive results. Under his captaincy, Team India have won 2 Asia Cup titles. MS Dhoni tops the list as he scored 327 runs in 6 games (5 innings) at a batting average of 109 and a strike rate of 91.34 including 1 century and 2 fifties in the 2008 Asia Cup.
3. Rohit Sharma – 106
Rohit Sharma is a successful Indian cricketer, who is known for his sensational batting skills and his potential to score big runs in limited-overs cricket. He finished the 2018 Asia Cup as the leading run-scorer with 317 runs. Hitman maintained a surreal batting average of 106 including 1 century and 2 fifties.
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Updated as of August 29, 2023