2. Virender Sehwag (175 in 140 balls vs Bangladesh in Bangladesh (Dhaka) in the 2011 World Cup)
The Nawab of Najafgard was a nightmare for every bowler during his prime and this particular innings showed why he was considered as one of the best openers in the limited-overs format. Sehwag went hammer and tongs right from the word go, and the Bangladeshi bowlers looked clueless while bowling to him. The 41-year-old hammered the bowlers with his aggressive style of play.
The opener was quick to put the bad balls away with his powerful drives and destructive square cuts. Sehwag put the spinners under pressure by coming down the track to play the big shots. Sehwag hit 14 boundaries and five sixes. His innings helped India score 370/4 in 50 overs. India won the game by 87 runs.
3. Yuvraj Singh (151 in 127 balls vs England at Cuttack in January 2017)
Making a comeback in Sports after fighting a life-threatening disease like Cancer is unimaginable, but Yuvraj Singh will always be considered as a warrior on and off the field for his never say die attitude. Although his form dipped after making a comeback, this particular innings will be remembered for his fighting spirit and determination. The 38-year-old looked elegant while playing the cover drives and punched the ball superbly.
Anything short, and Yuvraj was quick to pull the ball away with his powerful yet effortless pull shots. Yuvraj Singh showed fine hand-eye co-ordination in the entire innings and rotated the strike cleverly. Yuvraj Singh shared a 256 run partnership with MS Dhoni for the 4th wicket which helped India post 381/6 in 50 overs.
The 2011 World Cup hero didn’t hesitate to play the big shots while facing the spinners. Yuvraj Singh swept the ball sweetly and drove the ball elegantly in the gaps. Yuvraj Singh hit 21 boundaries and three sixes. His innings helped India register a 15 run win.