Indian opener becomes the fastest batsman to reach the mark, breaking a 12-year-old record held by Hashim Amla of South Africa
India’s Shubman Gill becomes the fastest player to score 2000 runs in ODI cricket.
The latest star in the Indian cricket galaxy and our Titan, Shubman Gill, continued his fine run this season to become the fastest batsman to score 2000 runs in ODI cricket. He achieved this feat en route his 26-run knock against New Zealand in the ongoing ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 in Dharamshala on Sunday.
Gill broke South African Hashim Amla’s 12-year-old record as he raced to the mark in just 38 innings as compared to Amla’s 40.
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It comes as no surprise that our Titan achieved this feat against one of his favourite opponents – New Zealand. Against the Kiwis, Gill has had a phenomenal run. Having made his ODI debut against them in 2019, he has scored 509 runs in just nine innings, his highest against any opposition. His unforgettable 208-run knock also came against New Zealand earlier this year.
What stands about the young Indian is his penchant to come up with big scores when his team needs the most, a quality that has benefited us often in the TATA IPL. With exceptional strokeplay, flawless technique, and a winning temperament, our Titan has emerged as one of the most promising talents in Indian cricket.
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The ICC Player of the Month for September, Gill, has gone on to solidify his position as India’s preferred opener. With 10 half-centuries and six tons under his belt in just 38 innings, the Titan is making giant strides and forcing the cricket world to take notice of his talent in a team full of top-quality cricketers.
Having scored 1325 ODI runs in 2023 already, Shubman is tipped to break the record for most international runs in a calendar year, a record held by the legend, Sachin Tendulkar. But he has his focus set on just one goal – to win the World Cup for India. “The most important goal for me as a player right now is to win the World Cup 2023. I recall being young when India won the World Cup in 2011.” Gill told Disney+ Hotstar in a recent interview.