David Warner surpasses AB De Villiers and breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record, World Cup Updates

David Warner succeeded in breaking the record shared by Sachin Tendulkar and AB de Villiers during Australia’s World Cup debut against the hosts India.

In Australia’s World Cup 2023 opening match against the hosts Team India on Sunday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, veteran Australian opener David Warner wrote history. In their final white-ball encounter before the World Cup, India defeated them 2-1 in the series, but Pat Cummins and company picked up the fight against the Men in Blue in game five at the Chepauk.

Warner, the senior Australian batter, lead Australia’s batting order in the tournament’s opening match, and he played a tough knock despite not reaching his half-century. Warner scored 41 runs off 52 deliveries while smashing six fours. But the veteran batter made history in his opening match at the One Day International (ODI) World Cup in India.

Opener David Warner breaks Sachin Tendulkar's big record | Cricket News -  Times of India

Breaks the World Cup record held by Tendulkar and De Villiers

In the ICC World Cup’s 50-over version, the Australian opener became the player to reach 1,000 runs the fastest. In his nineteenth inning, Warner accomplished the legendary accomplishment. Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers and batting great Sachin Tendulkar previously shared the World Cup record with Warner, who has now eclipsed both. In 20 innings, Tendulkar and De Villiers both succeeded. In 21 innings, legendary batters Viv Richards and Sourav Ganguly accomplished the same feat.

Warner reached the milestone in the seventh over, which was bowled by bowler Hardik Pandya, to start the innings for the five-time champions. At the ODI World Cup, Warner hit a boundary to reach 1000 runs. It’s interesting to note that Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, can beat Warner’s record in the same game in Chennai. In 17 World Cup innings, the seasoned Indian opener has scored 978 runs.

In the 17th over of the Australian batting order, Warner was struck out by the spinner Kuldeep Yadav. Mitchell Marsh was struck out for a six-ball duck earlier by pace ace Jasprit Bumrah, giving India a bright start. In the history of the ODI World Cup, Bumrah became the first Indian bowler to remove an Australian opener for a duck. The former captain of India, Virat Kohli, now holds the record for India’s most catches (by a non-wicketkeeper) in ODI World Cup history, surpassing Anil Kumble.

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