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Five Indian Legendary Cricketers Who Never Scored A World Cup Century In History

Five Indian Legendary Cricketers Who Never Scored A World Cup Century In History

In the exciting realm of One Day International (ODI) cricket, every run holds immense importance, and centuries are hailed as the pinnacle of batting skills. While many iconic Indian cricketers have made significant contributions to the sport, not all of them managed to reach the coveted milestone of scoring a century in the Cricket World Cup. This article delves into the impressive careers of five Indian cricket legends who, despite their exceptional abilities, fell short of achieving a century in the ODI World Cup.

These are the Five Indian Cricket Legends Who Have Never Achieved a Century in the World Cup Throughout History:

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni, hailed as a legendary cricket captain in India, personifies calmness and leadership. He steered India to triumph in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Throughout four ODI World Cups (2007-2019), Dhoni amassed 789 runs in 29 matches, with an impressive average of 43.33, which included five half-centuries. In the nail-biting 2011 final against Sri Lanka, he fell just short of a century, scoring a remarkable 91 runs.

Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir, a well-regarded figure in Indian cricket, played a vital role in India’s triumphant 2011 World Cup campaign. However, like Dhoni, he fell just short of scoring a century in World Cup matches. Throughout the tournament, Gambhir amassed a total of 393 runs in nine matches, with four half-centuries to his name. His highest score came in the final against Sri Lanka, where he fell just three runs short of a century, scoring an impressive 97 runs.

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu, often hailed as a rising star in Indian ODI cricket, showed promise early on. He took part in two World Cups hosted in India in 1987 and 1996. Despite his talent, he fell short of reaching the milestone of scoring a century in the ODI World Cup. Across 12 matches, Sidhu accumulated 454 runs at an average of 45.50, with six half-centuries to his name. His top score of 93 came against Pakistan in the 1996 quarter-final.

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Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Krishnamachari Srikkanth, nicknamed ‘Cheeka,’ was a key player in India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup triumph. His bold style of play was instrumental in securing the win, even though he never reached a century during the tournament. Despite his participation in three ODI World Cups between 1983 and 1992 and scoring 521 runs in 23 matches, he couldn’t quite achieve that milestone.

Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin, renowned for his graceful batting technique, led the Indian cricket team in three World Cups – 1992, 1996, and 1999. Despite his exceptional talent and captaincy, he couldn’t achieve a century in any of the ODI World Cups. Azharuddin accumulated a total of 826 runs in 30 matches, maintaining an average of 39.33 with eight half-centuries. Although he left a lasting impact on Indian cricket, the elusive World Cup century always eluded him.

Format for Table of Players Records and Statistics:

PlayersMatInnRunsHSAveSR100s50s
MS Dhoni35029710773183*50.687.61073
Gautam Gambhir1471435238150*39.785.21134
Navjot Singh Sidhu1361274413134*37.169.7633
Krishnamachari Srikkanth146145409112329.071.7427
Mohammad Azharuddin3343089378153*36.974.0758

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