Not everyone gets a chance to play in the World Cup and it becomes more special when the player gets the golden bat for scoring the most runs or the bowler gets the golden ball for the most wickets.
The Indian team has won the ICC ODI World Cup title twice. Apart from this, once, the team had to face defeat in the final. Today, in this article, we discuss three Indian players who won the Golden Bat by scoring the most runs in a World Cup edition.
The first name is our list is obviously the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar in 1996 WC scored 523 runs in just 7 matches in the competition. He became the first Indian batsman who won the Golden Bat award in a World Cup. It must also be noted that Sachin won the Golden Bat in the 2003 World Cup as well, scoring 673 runs from 11 matches, but India lost the final to Australia.
Rahul Dravid, won the Golden Bat in the 1999 World Cup with 461 runs in 8 matches, which also included 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries, with his highest score of 145 runs in the tournament. The three individual high scores in this World Cup were all Indians and these were Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.
Rohit Sharma in World Cup played in England in 2019, played eight matches in this edition of the World Cup and scored 648 runs. During this, he captured the Golden Bat by scoring 5 centuries and one half-century.