There is nothing short of talented, top-tier and supreme batters in Indian cricket. It is quite obvious that India have produced sensational batters over the decades and history tells us the same. Earlier, Sunil Gavaskar used to lead the batting attack by example.
After his era, Sachin Tendulkar made the sport popular and became the best batter in the world. He is the leading run-scorer in Tests and ODIs, a record that still remains intact. After Sachin Tendulkar called it quits from the sport, Virat Kohli became the best in the business.
However, there is no better feeling than scoring plenty of runs for the team in the ICC tournaments. It is when the big players rise to the occasion and deliver the goods. In this listicle, let’s learn about the three Indians with the most runs in the ICC tournaments.
1. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli has been the most consistent batter for India across all formats of the game. He comes first on the list as he has aggregated the most runs as an Indian in the ICC tournaments. The veteran cricketer scored 2820 runs for India in the ICC tournaments. For the record, Kohli has scored the most runs in T20 World Cup history with 1141 runs.
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2. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar’s contribution to Team India in both Test and ODI cricket shall never be forgotten. The 2011 ODI World Cup winner comes second on the list as he accumulated 2719 runs for India in the ICC tournaments. It is worth noting that he is the highest run-scorer in Cricket World Cup history with 2278 runs at an average of 56.95. He hit six centuries and 15 fifties.
3. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma is the best opening batter in the world across all three formats of the game. He has garnered 2544 runs for India in the ICC tournaments. The major highlight of his career was when he ended up as the highest run-scorer in the 2019 World Cup with an average of 81.00 from just 9 games including five centuries.
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