Leading a team in a Cricket World Cup is a massive task as the captain has to take huge responsibilities which create enormous pressure for him. However, some brilliant captains have controlled this tough situation very well and gifted some memorable innings with their bats.
Here we are briefly discussing the top ten run-scorers as captain in Cricket World Cup history.
MS Dhoni (India) – 478 runs
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni was one of the best captains in international cricket history. Under his captaincy, India won their second Cricket World Cup in 2011 after beating Sri Lanka in the final. Apart from that tournament, Dhoni also the Indian team in the 2015 CWC where India finished their journey in the semi-finals. India once again shined in that tournament as they were unbeaten in that tournament before their semi-final game against the co-host Australia.
MS Dhoni’s heroic batting in the 2011 CWC final helped the Indian national cricket team to win their second CWC trophy. As a captain, Dhoni scored 478 runs in 14 CWC innings with an average of 53.11. The versatile batsman hit three CWC half-centuries as a captain with his best knock of 91* in the 2011 CWC final.