Karachi: Many records were overturned in the World Cup final as Virat Kohli became the second successful batsman in the history of the mega event.
Along with the World Cup final played in Ahmedabad, many records were also broken. In the history of ODI World Cup, Virat Kohli became the second most successful batsman to score runs, Ricky Ponting was second with a total of 1743 runs, but Kohli overtook him with a four in the final against Australia. At an average of 2278 runs, he is on top.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma also reached the fourth position in the all-time list, surpassing Kumar Sangakkara. Virat Kohli made history by scoring half-centuries in the World Cup, joining the unique list of fifty-plus scorers in semi-finals and finals.
In the final against Australia, Kohli played an innings of 54, becoming one of the few Indian players to score fifty-plus in the semi-finals and final. Before him, Australia’s David Bone and England batsman Mike Brearley have also scored half-centuries in the 1987 and 1979 World Cup respectively.
In the World Cup final, Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Shibman Gill set a new record for the best partnership this season, Gill scored 4 runs off 7 balls, Glenn Maxwell scored 47 runs off 31 balls.
Rohit and Gill broke Adam Gilchrist and Mark Waugh’s record, Indian openers scored 1523 runs as a pair so far in 2023, Australian openers scored 1518 runs in 1999.
Rohit Sharma has surpassed Chris Gayle in hitting sixes against a single opponent (Australia), he has so far hit 86 sixes in ODIs against Kangaroos, Chris Gayle had earlier hit 85 sixes against England.
Former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi hit 63 sixes against Sri Lanka, Santh Jayasuriya hit 53 sixes against Pakistan.
Became the captain to score the most 597 in World Cup history, breaking Kane Williamson’s record of 578 in 2019. Australian pacer Mitchell Starc became the third highest wicket-taker in World Cup history.
After 3 wickets in the final, his total wickets in the mega event reached 65, Glenn McGrath’s record of 71 wickets is the highest, while Sri Lanka’s Muralitharan took 68 World Cup wickets in his career.
Adam Zampa has equaled Sri Lanka’s Muralitharan’s record for most wickets taken by a spinner in a World Cup, he took 23 wickets in 11 matches of the current event, which Muralidharan did in the 2007 edition.
Lokesh Rahul holds the Indian record for most wickets by a wicketkeeper, helping the bowlers to take 17 wickets in the event, in the 2003 edition, Dravid took 16 wickets behind the wicket.