In Australia’s World Cup opener against hosts India, David Warner surpassed the previous record held jointly by Sachin Tendulkar and AB de Villiers.
At the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday, Australia’s World Cup 2023 opener against the home team, Team India, was written in history by veteran Australian opener David Warner. In match No. 5 of the main event at the Chepauk, Pat Cummins and company renewed their rivalry with the Men in Blue following a 2-1 series loss to India in their last white-ball encounter before to the World Cup.
Leading Australia’s batting order in the first game of the World Cup, Warner gave a hard-hitting performance even though the veteran batsman was unable to reach his half-century. Warner scored 41 runs off of 52 deliveries, including six fours. But in his opening match at the One Day International (ODI) World Cup in India, the veteran batter accomplished a tremendous accomplishment.
Warner beats the World Cup records held by Tendulkar and De Villiers.
The Australian opener made history by becoming the fastest player in the 50-over ICC World Cup to reach 1,000 runs. In his 19th inning, Warner accomplished a remarkable accomplishment. Warner has eclipsed former South Africa captain AB de Villiers and batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who previously shared the title as the two greatest batters in World Cup history. In 20 innings, Tendulkar and De Villiers both accomplished the feat. In 21 innings, batting greats Sourav Ganguly and Viv Richards accomplished the same thing.
Warner reached the landmark in the seventh over, which bowler Hardik Pandya bowled while opening the innings for the five-time winners. At the ODI World Cup, Warner struck a boundary to reach the 1000-run mark. It’s interesting to note that Indian captain Rohit Sharma can break Warner’s record in Chennai during the same game. During the World Cup, the seasoned Indian opener has scored 978 runs in just 17 innings.
In the 17th over of the Australian innings, spinner Kuldeep Yadav removed Warner. Jasprit Bumrah, the speedster, had earlier given India a positive start by getting Mitchell Marsh out for a six-ball duck. In the ODI World Cup’s history, Bumrah became the first Indian bowler to dismiss an Australian opener for a duck. Anil Kumble held the record for most catches (by a non-wicketkeeper) for India in ODI World Cup history, but former India captain Virat Kohli recently surpassed him by catching the Australian opener.