Consistency plays a paramount role in cricket and if the batsman is good enough, he will definitely ensure to tick the flow of runs and try his best to perfect the art of consistency. This not only helps him score runs but also helps him build confidence levels bit by bit. By doing so, he would proceed towards the path of greatness.
Over the decades, the Asia Cup has produced fantastic battles among the teams. The players of the respective teams have given absolutely everything to help the teams in the need of the hour. Case in point, let’s learn about the six players who scored the most runs in the Asia Cup tournament (ODI) without scoring a duck.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman in the history of the sport. He tops the list as he scored a record 971 runs without scoring a duck in Asia Cup history.
2. Shoaib Malik
Veteran Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik has contributed a lot to his team in limited-overs cricket. He follows next on the list as he scored 907 runs without scoring a duck in Asia Cup history.
3. Mushfiqur Rahim
Bangladesh cricket team largely benefitted from Mushfiqur Rahim’s services as a batsman and wicketkeeper. He comes third on the list as he scored 744 runs without scoring a duck in Asia Cup history.
4. Arjuna Ranatunga
Former Sri Lankan skipper Arjuna Ranatunga was one of the pillars of Sri Lankan cricket history. The 1996 World Cup-winning captain comes next on the list as he scored 741 runs without scoring a duck in Asia Cup history.
5. Aravinda De Silva
Aravinda De Silva was an integral member of the Sri Lankan cricket team that won the 1996 Cricket World Cup, where he scored a match-winning hundred in the final against Australia. He scored 645 runs without scoring a duck in Asia Cup history.
6. Marvan Attapattu
Former Sri Lankan skipper Marvan Attapattu is considered one of the most technically sound batsmen in his era. He scored 642 runs without scoring a duck in Asia Cup history.
Updated as of August 29, 2023*