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Sachin Tendulkar ODI World Cup Records – Runs and Centuries in Every Edition

When someone has a discussion about who is the best batsman of all time in cricket, one definitely cannot look past the legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar. The former cricketer is widely regarded as one of the finest ever to play this beautiful sport, and his accomplishments on the cricket pitch are second to none.

After all, Sachin Tendulkar has all these records to his name in the game of cricket. He has scored the most number of runs in international cricket with 34357 runs under his belt, along with being the leading run-getter in both ODI and Test cricket. He has smashed the most number of centuries in international cricket (100), with 164 half-centuries, he also has the most at this level. And finally, Sachin has represented India in 664 games, which is the most by any player in international cricket.

Sachin is the proud holder of all these and many more records in the 24 years of his illustrious international career, where he represented the Indian team with a lot of pride. But apart from this, what made him stand out from his contemporaries, peers, or even players from different generations was his performance at the ICC Cricket World Cup. He was called the master blaster for a reason during his playing times in international cricket, and when it came to the World Cups, he was literally a beast. We will check out the former Indian skipper’s 50-over World Cup journey in his storied cricketing career.

This article answers the questions below:

#1 How many runs did Sachin Tendulkar score in every ODI World Cup?

#2 How many centuries has he hit in the 50-over World Cup matches?

#3 How many MoM awards has Sachin won in the World Cup matches?

Let us find out through this article.

Sachin Tendulkar ODI World Cup Stats – Runs and Centuries

World Cup YearMatchesRuns ScoredAverageHighest Score100s/50s
Sachin Tendulkar’s batting number in ICC Cricket World Cup

Key insights from the above statistics

6 – The number of World Cups Sachin Tendulkar took part in his incredible cricketing career, which is the joint most appearances in a 50-over world cup. He shares this record with Pakistan’s Javed Miandad, who played between 1975 and 1996. The champion player made his World Cup debut in 1992 and ended the journey 5 editions later, in 2011, as a World Cup winner with the India team.

45 – Sachin Tendulkar has played the second-most number of matches in World Cup history with 45. Ricky Ponting leads the pack with 46 World Cup games for Australia in his own storied career.

2278 – Runs made by Sachin Tendulkar in his World Cup career in the 6 appearances he has made in the multi-national event. This is by far the most by any batsman in World Cup history, and the gap between him and the 2nd player on the list, Ricky Ponting (1743), is more than 500 runs. The closest to Sachin among the active players in international cricket is Shakib al Hasan, who has scored 1146 runs in World Cups.

3 – In 3 of those 6 editions, Sachin Tendulkar scored over 450 runs in a World Cup campaign, which is the most by any batsman. And such was the man’s consistency in the quadrennial event.

56.95 – Cumulatively across World Cups, Sachin averages an incredible 56.95, which is the highest average for any batsman with more than 1500 World Cup runs. This is a sensational record, as World Cup means a high-pressure situation, and maintaining this consistency over the years is incredible.

2 – Twice, the master blaster has ended a World Cup tournament as the leading run-getter. He did it in the 1996 World Cup, making 523 runs in 7 games, and bettered it in the 2003 edition, where he made 673 runs. Unfortunately, despite his exceptional efforts, India was not able to clinch the World Cup on both occasions. He was successful in the 2011 World Cup as well, scoring 482 runs, which was just 18 runs shy of Dilshan’s tally of 500 runs.

673 – Sachin scored a whopping 673 runs in the 2003 edition of the World Cup, and this is the most runs scored by a batter in a single edition of a Cricket World Cup. While India couldn’t clinch the cup after losing to Australia in the finals, this World Cup will always be remembered for the batting maestro’s exploits.

3 – Only 3 times Sachin has failed to cross the 300 runs mark in a single world cup but yet he averages over 40 in 2 of those World Cups. In 2007, when India bowed out in the group stages, Sachin could muster only 64 runs which is his least in world cups.

6 – The number of centuries scored by Sachin Tendulkar in the mega event and he holds the joint top position along with the current Indian skipper Rohit Sharma who has also hit 6 world cup tons. He has made at least a century in 4 of the 6 world cups he was part of.

6 – Sachin has crossed 50 in each of the 6 editions of the World Cups he has been part of and this will definitely take a mammoth effort by any other batter to break it.

9 – Number of man-of-the-match awards that Sachin Tendulkar has won in his World Cup career. This is the most by any player in World Cups and the next best is 6 awards won by Glenn McGrath who has won 6 of those in 39 games.

12 – Number of catches taken by Tendulkar in World Cups overall.

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