IND vs PAK: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma On Verge Of Breaking Sachin Tendulkar's Monumental Record Against Pakistan In World Cups
During the ODI World Cup, Tendulkar amassed 313 runs at an astounding average of 78.25 in five matches against Pakistan.
This ICC World Cup, at least, seems to be too big for Sachin Tendulkar's incredible record of runs spanning World Cups. But in the forthcoming game against Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma might break a particular record held by Tendulkar.
Tendulkar is the greatest run scorer in the history of the 50-over World Cup, having collected an incredible 2278 runs in 45 matches across the six editions he has played in since 1992.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are presently the second and third-best Indian run scorers in World Cup history, but they are more than a thousand runs below Tendulkar's record. The two are, nevertheless, quite close to Tendulkar's runs against Pakistan in the World Cup.
During the ODI World Cup, Tendulkar amassed 313 runs at an astounding average of 78.25 in five matches against Pakistan. Both Virat and Rohit will need to achieve a significant century in the forthcoming encounter on Saturday in order to break Tendulkar's record.
India and Pakistan have both emerged victorious from their opening two World Cup round-robin matches. India defeated Afghanistan and Australia, the five-time winners, while Pakistan won against Sri Lanka and the Netherlands.
There is even more excitement and expectation around this high-stakes matchup because India has a spotless record against Pakistan in their prior ODI World Cup confrontations, having never lost in seven matches.