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Cricket World Cup History: 5 players who have scored 600+ runs in a single edition of the tournament

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Rohit Sharma recently joined Sachin Tendulkar in this elite list
Rohit Sharma recently joined Sachin Tendulkar in this elite list

After entertaining the cricket universe for almost 2 months, the 12th edition of ICC Cricket World Cup ended with the host nation, England, becoming the champions. This edition witnessed one of the most thrilling matches ever played in the history of cricket. The two finalists, New Zealand and England played out a tie before battling in the super over. Co-incidentally, the super over too could not separate the two sides and the rule book declared England as the champions based on the number of boundaries they had accumulated.

A plethora of records had been broken, and players created some new records in this year’s World Cup. Every cricketer wishes to have a record on his name as it adds more worth to his career. However, it is not easy as it demands a huge amount of dedication and skill to set a record in the world’s most prestigious cricket tournament.

Rohit Sharma emerged as the star performer for the Indian side in this mega-event. In the 9 matches Rohit played, he scored 648 runs. He also became a member of the elite list of batsmen who have scored 600 or more runs in a single World Cup tournament. Till date, only 5 batsmen have achieved this feat. 

We take a look at these 5 batsmen.


#5 Sachin Tendulkar, India (2003)

Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer to aggregate 600+ runs in one World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer to aggregate 600+ runs in one World Cup

Sachin Tendulkar, the God of Cricket holds many records in cricket history. Among all the firsts he achieved, Sachin cracked a unique record by becoming the first cricketer to smash over 600 runs in a single edition of World Cup.

Nicknamed as Master Blaster, Sachin achieved this feat in the year 2003 while representing India in the prestigious tournament. With his mind-boggling form, he scored 673 runs in that edition. He also recorded his highest score in Cricket World Cups at the time (152) against Namibia during the 2003 World Cup.

Tendulkar’s 673 runs included 1 century and 6 half-centuries at a breath-taking average of 61.18. Despite India’s failure to win the World Cup in 2003, Sachin Tendulkar won the Man of the Tournament award for his glorious batting.

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