The team India has turned on its beast mode and is clinching to keep the title of ‘Undefeated’ in this volume of the World Cup. They have crushed every team regardless of their form or squad strength, they are keeping aside all the hurdles and are waving the flags of victory. Besides these victories, they have also created some cherishable records.
So here is a list of some records which need to be discussed –
Virat Kohli –
- Virat Kohli became the first batter in history to score 50 ODI centuries.
- He broke Sachin Tendulkar’s world record of 49 hundred. Kohli broke Tendulkar’s record of scoring the most runs in a single edition of the ODI World Cup. Sachin scored 673 runs in 2003, and Kohli has 711 runs in 10 matches of the ODI World Cup 2023.
- Virat is the first and only batter to score 700+ runs in a single edition of the ODI World Cup.
- Virat scored his third century in the ODI World Cup 2023 during the first semi-final. He now has eight 50+ scores in this year’s tournament, which is the most by any batter.
- Kohli surpassed Ricky Ponting to become the third-leading run-getter in ODI history. He has 13,794 runs in 291 ODIs, whereas Ponting scored 13,704 in 375 ODIs.
- The century against New Zealand on Wednesday was Virat’s sixth ODI hundred in 2023. In 2017 and 2018 as well, he scored six ODI centuries each.
- Virat became the ninth batter after Mark Waugh (Australia, 1996), Sourav Ganguly (India, 2003), Matthew Hayden (Australia, 2007), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka, 2015), Rohit Sharma (India, 2019), David Warner (Australia, 2019), Quinton de Kock (South Africa, 2023), and Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand, 2023) to score at least three centuries in a single edition of the ODI World Cup.
Mohammed Shami –
- Mohammed Shami becomes the first Indian bowler to take 50 wickets in the ODI World Cup.
- Shami becomes the fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in ODI World Cup history.
- Shami also registered his career’s best (Test, ODI, and T20) figures in the Semi-Final match by taking 7 wickets for 57 runs in 9.5 overs.
- He also became the first-ever Indian to fetch 7 wickets individually in the ODI match.
- His unbreakable record of fetching 7 wickets for just 57 runs in such a crucial match is the best figure by any Indian in the ODI’s and World Cup.
- Shami becomes the first bowler to take four five-wicket hauls in ODI World history. Mitchell Starc of Australia is second with three five-wicket hauls.
- After taking seven wickets against New Zealand, Shami has taken his tally of wickets in the ODI World Cup 2023 to 23, which is the most by any bowler so far.
- Shami broke Zaheer Khan’s record of taking the highest number of 21 wickets for India in a single edition of the ODI World Cup.
Rohit Sharma –
- Under the captainship of Rohit Sharma, India has consecutively 10 matches for the first time in history.
- He also became the 4th skipper after Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, and MS Dhoni to reach the finals of the World Cup.
- He now holds the record of hitting the most no. of sixes in the ODI World Cup history. In 27 matches he has also smashed 50 maximums which is one more than Chris Gayle’s record of 49.
- He also achieved the milestone of 1500 runs in just 27 innings which is the fastest by any batsman in the ODI World Cup history
Shreyas Iyer –
- Shreyas Iyer now holds the record for hitting the maximum number of sixes in an ODI World Cup innings for India. The 28-year-old hammered eight sixes against New Zealand in Mumbai during the first semi-final.
- Iyer becomes the third Indian batsman to hit back-to-back centuries after Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma.
- Virat and Iyer became the second and third Indians after Sunil Gavaskar to score a century against New Zealand in ODI World Cup matches.
- Virat and Iyer join Sourav Ganguly and Rohit Sharma in the elite list of Indian batters who have managed to score a century in the knockout match of the ODI World Cup.