Indian opener Shubman Gill achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the fastest batter to reach 2,000 runs in ODI cricket, accomplishing it in just 38 innings.
In the 21st match of the ICC Men’s World Cup on October 22, India was chasing a target of 274 runs against New Zealand in Dharamsala. Indian opener Shubman Gill achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the fastest batter to reach 2,000 runs in ODI cricket, accomplishing it in just 38 innings. This feat was achieved in two innings fewer than South Africa’s Hashim Amla, who took 40 innings to reach the same milestone.
Gill has an impressive record, with six centuries and 10 half-centuries in 37 ODI matches for India, but in this particular game against New Zealand, he was dismissed for 26 off 31 deliveries.
Gill’s standout moment occurred in the seventh over of India’s run chase when he emphatically dispatched a delivery from Trent Boult to the boundary. He is also the highest run-scorer in the calendar year, with 1325 runs in 25 matches.
Shubman Gill had a challenging start to the World Cup, missing India’s initial two matches due to a dengue diagnosis. He made his comeback in a high-profile encounter against Pakistan, where he scored 16 runs.
In the India vs. New Zealand match, New Zealand batted first and posted a total of 273 all out in 50 overs, thanks to Mohammed Shami’s 5-wicket haul. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma chose to field first. Mitchell (130) and Rachin Ravindra (75) put on a crucial 159-run partnership to revive New Zealand’s innings.