Tendulkar built a mountain of 2278 runs in 45 matches across the six editions of the 50-over World Cup he featured in since 1992, which is the most by any batsman in the tournament’s history.
Among the top Indian run-getters in World Cups, both Virat and Rohit are over a 1000 runs behind Tendulkar at No. 2 and 3 respectively, but the duo is close to the master blaster’s World Cup runs against Pakistan.
In five matches against Pakistan in the ODI World Cups, Tendulkar scored 313 runs at an average of 78.25. Though close, both Virat and Rohit need to hit a big century on Saturday to eclipse Tendulkar’s record.
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India’s leading run-getters against Pakistan in World Cups:
India’s leading run-getters in World Cups:
Both hosts India and Pakistan have won their first two matches in the round-robin phase of the ongoing World Cup. While India defeated five-time champions Australia and Afghanistan, Pakistan went past Netherlands and Sri Lanka.
Virat scored 85 against Australia and 55 against Afghanistan, while Rohit came back from scoring a duck against the Aussies to hitting a blistering 131 against Afghanistan.
In seven matches across ODI World Cups, India have never lost to Pakistan.