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Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Set To Eclipse Sachin Tendulkar’s Massive Record In World Cup Clash

While Sachin Tendulkar’s monumental record of runs in World Cups may appear unreachable, there’s a specific milestone within grasp for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in their upcoming match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, against Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Sachin Tendulkar, a cricketing legend, amassed an astounding 2278 runs across 45 matches spanning six editions of the 50-over World Cup, solidifying his status as the all-time leading run-scorer in the tournament’s history.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)

India to play Pakistan in high-octane clash

Among the prominent Indian batsmen in World Cups, Virat and Rohit currently stand as the second and third top run-scorers, albeit over 1000 runs shy of Tendulkar’s staggering tally. However, they are now poised to challenge one of Tendulkar’s significant records – his World Cup runs against Pakistan.

In the five encounters against Pakistan in ODI World Cups, Tendulkar compiled 313 runs at an impressive average of 78.25. To surpass this mark, both Virat and Rohit will need to play remarkable innings, ideally a century, in the much-anticipated match on Saturday.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

Virat Kohli tops the chart among current batters

When it comes to India’s leading run-scorers against Pakistan in ODI World Cups, Virat Kohli occupies the second position, accumulating 193 runs in three matches with an impressive average of 64.33. Right behind him is Rohit Sharma in third place, boasting 155 runs from two matches at an average of 77.50.

Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Are Right Behind Sachin Tendulkar

Virat Kohli has contributed 1170 runs in 28 matches in ODI World Cups, accompanied by an excellent average of 50.86, while Rohit Sharma has achieved 1109 runs in a mere 19 matches, showcasing a remarkable average of 65.23. The former India captain, Sourav Ganguly, is next, having amassed 1006 runs in 21 matches with an average of 55.88.

Both India and Pakistan have enjoyed a strong start to the ongoing World Cup, securing victories in their initial two matches during the round-robin phase. India emerged victorious against five-time champions Australia and Afghanistan, with Virat contributing 85 and 55 in those matches, while Rohit rebounded from a duck against Australia to deliver a blazing 131 against Afghanistan.

India Playing 11 vs Pakistan – ICC World Cup 2023, Match 11
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Importantly, in the history of ODI World Cups, India has never suffered defeat at the hands of Pakistan in seven memorable encounters.

Special feat awaiting Indian legends

As the cricketing world eagerly anticipates the clash between these two cricketing giants, the prospect of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma etching their names in the annals of cricketing history by surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record against Pakistan adds an extra layer of excitement to an already electrifying rivalry.

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