ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be India’s first World Cup without Sachin Tendulkar since 1992. Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from the game after an illustrious 24-year career, is the highest run-scorer in the history of ICC Cricket World Cup.
Let’s have a look at Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup journey from 1992 to 2011:
ICC Cricket World Cup 1992
Sachin Tendulkar scored 283 runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 at an average of just over 47 and was man of the match in India’s only two victories – over Pakistan by 43 runs and Zimbabwe by 55 runs.
ICC Cricket World Cup 1996
Sachin Tendulkar was the leading run-scorer in 1996 World Cup. Tendulkar scored 523 runs in the tournament at an average of 87.16.
ICC Cricket World Cup 1999
In 1999 World Cup, Sachin scored 253 runs in 7 matches at an average of 42.16.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2003
Sachin Tendulkar was one of the main reasons why Indian reached the final of 2003 World Cup. India played 11 matches in the tournament and Sachin scored 673 runs at an average of 61.18.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
World Cup 2007 was a forgettable one for Team India. India played only 3 matches in the tournament. Sachin scored 64 runs at an average of 32.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
Sachin Tendulkar was the second highest run-scorer in ICC World Cup 2011. Tendulkar scored 482 runs from nine matches.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
This year Sachin Tendulkar will be seen in a new avatar. In a different role, off the field and just a mike to face all the bouncers and googlies!