Here're some World Cup records that might never get broken
The ICC World Cup 2019 is past its midway stage and it keeps getting better. Several records are being created with each passing game, while the tournament itself has witnessed numerous records over the years. From Sachin Tendulkar's marvelous form to the impact of Ricky Ponting, we have a look at some of the unbreakable feats in the World Cup.
Bishan Singh Bedi's economical spell
During the inaugural World Cup in 1975, Indian spinner Bishan Singh Bedi came up with a magical performance (12-8-6-1) to give away just six runs in his allotted quota against East Africa. Interestingly, in 1992, Dermot Reeve gave away only two runs but he bowled only 30 deliveries. To date, many have tried, but failed, and the record is likely to stand forever.
Sachin Tendulkar's most 50+ scores
Former Indian player Sachin Tendulkar is a man of many records. While he holds multiple records in the tournament, one of the unique feats is that he has the most number of 50+ scores in the tournament. He has 21 of such scores in 44 innings across six editions, and it looks highly unlikely that any player would be able to surpass this record.
Tendulkar's most runs in World Cups
While we have already mentioned Tendulkar's one unique record above, here comes another amazing one from the great one. Having played six World Cups, Tendulkar amassed a total of 2,278 runs. He achieved it at an average of 56.95, as the record was attempted to be broken by Ponting, but fell reasonably short. With no one near to this currently, it seems unbreakable.
Glenn McGrath's astronomical record of 71 World Cup wickets
While the sport used to favor bowlers quite sometime back, it has changed over the past few years. Cricket is now being dominated by batsmen. During the old times, it was Australian seamer Glenn McGrath, who picked up a record of 71 wickets in four editions. Anyone with a rational mind can conclude that this record will never get broken.
Ricky Ponting's most wins as captain
The captain has an important role to play on the field. Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is undoubtedly the legend of the World Cup, having won two World Cups. However, his most unique record is winning 26 out of 29 games in which he has led, with a win percentage of 92.85. This is one feat which certainly cements the legacy of Punter.