Analysis: Kohli scored 711 runs in the 2023 World Cup to surpass Tendulkar’s record of 673 runs set in 2003
Virat Kohli became the first player to reach 50 hundred in One Day Internationals. He broke the long-standing record of 49 hundreds held by Sachin Tendulkar While with 711 runs in the 2023 World Cup, Kohli broke Tendulkar’s long-standing record of 673 runs set in 2003 in South Africa.
Virat Kohli became the first player to reach 50 hundred in One Day Internationals. He broke the long-standing record of 49 hundred held by Sachin Tendulkar. After Tendulkar overtook Desmond Haynes’ previous record of 17 hundred in September 1998, he became the player with the most ODI hundreds.
With 711 runs in the 2023 World Cup, Kohli broke Tendulkar’s long-standing record of 673 runs set in 2003 in South Africa. This is the most runs a player has scored in a single tournament. Tendulkar in 2003 and Shakib Al Hasan in 2019 both had seven 50+ scores in a single World Cup, while Kohli’s eight in 2023 is also the most by a player in the tournament.
Most runs in an edition of the World Cup
Player Year Inngs Runs Ave SR 100
V Kohli 2023 10 711 101.57 90.68 3
S Tendulkar 2003 11 673 61.18 89.25 1
M Hayden 2007 10 659 73.22 101.07 3
Rohit Sharma 2019 9 648 81.00 98.33 5
D Warner 2019 10 647 71.88 89.36 3
Shakib Al Hasan 2019 8 606 86.57 96.03 2
Rohit Sharma has surpassed Chris Gayle’s 49 sixes to become the World Cup’s top six-hitter with 51. In the 2023 World Cup, Rohit has hit 28 sixes, surpassing Gayle’s 2015 record of 26. This is the most by a player in a single tournament. With 24, Shreyas Iyer is ranked third on the list.
Kohli (105), along with Shreyas Iyer (117), became the second pair in a World Cup knockout game to score hundreds in the same innings. The only previous duo to achieve this feat was Tillakaratne Dilshan (108*) and Upul Tharanga (102*) in the quarterfinal match at Colombo RPS in 2011 against England.
India’s 397/7 is the highest total in a World Cup knockout match ever, surpassing New Zealand’s 393/6 in Wellington, 2015’s quarterfinal game against the West Indies.
It is noteworthy that New Zealand’s response of 327 is the first time a chasing team has scored 300+ in a World Cup knockout. With 724 runs scored by both teams, this match is the highest ever in a knockout game and the third most in a World Cup game.
India has scored the most sixes in a World Cup match with 19, surpassing the previous record of 18 set against Bermuda in Port of Spain in 2007.