Cricket is not just a sport but a game of emotions and one doesn’t know when the game would tilt according to the situation and that’s the beauty of the game. Meanwhile, India and Pakistan have a historic cricket rivalry and the cricket fraternity has witnessed plenty of thrilling encounters.
The nail-biting games and roller coaster ride of emotions adds up to the intense rivalry. In these games, players from both India and Pakistan have tried their maximum best to help the team defy the odds and emerge as the winner.
In the end, there can be only one winner between the two and the team that ticks the boxes in clutch moments is destined to win. Moreover, Team India has an extraordinary record while locking horns with Pakistan in the ICC events.
Although it has been a real team effort, we must applaud the players who chipped in with individual performances when others failed to deliver. Case in point, let’s learn about the three Indians with the highest individual score against Pakistan in ICC ODI World Cup.
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma can take pride in the fact that he registered the highest individual score against Pakistan as an Indian in ICC ODI World Cup. The Indian captain scored 140 off 113 balls against Pakistan in ICC ODI World Cup 2019 at Manchester. He struck 14 fours and 3 sixes during his stay at the crease. India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) and Rohit Sharma was named the Player of the Match.
2. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli registered the second-highest individual score against Pakistan in ICC ODI World Cup as an Indian. India’s run machine registered the feat in the ICC ODI World Cup 2015. He scored 107 off 126 balls where he struck eight fours during his stay at the crease. India won the game by 76 runs and Kohli was adjudged the Player of the Match.
3. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time and is still the leading run-scorer in both Test and ODIs. As an Indian, he holds the third-highest individual score against Pakistan in ICC ODI World Cup. He registered the feat in the 2002/03 World Cup where he scored 98 off 75 balls including 12 fours and a six. India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets and Sachin was named the Man of the Match.