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Shubman Gill Becomes the Fastest Batter To Score 2000 Runs In ODIs

Indian batter Shubman Gill broke the massive record of Hashim Amla in the ODI Cricket. The opening batter became the fastest batter to score 2000 runs in 50-over cricket as he achieved the feat in 38 innings, surpassing Proteas great’s tally of 40 innings. 

Shubman Gill achieved the feat in the 21st match of the ICC World Cup 2023 against New Zealand. The batter looked in sublime touch as he played some breathtaking strokes and made sure that India were off a flying start in the match against New Zealand. 

Shubman Gill smashed a staggering half-century in the last game and then followed it up with a 26-run knock against New Zealand. He added 71 runs partnership with captain Rohit Sharma (46) and gave his team another rollicking start, which set the platform for a win later on. 

Shubman Gill has been in terrific touch in the ODIs this year. He is the leading run-getter in 50-over cricket in 2023 with 1325 runs to his name from 23 games at an average of over 66. He also has 5 tons and 6 half-centuries this year as well. 

Going ahead into the ICC World Cup 2023, he will be crucial for the team as his form has been enthralling. The opening batter has good looked to eyes and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he gets a big ton in the next game. 

Coming to the match between India and New Zealand, the Rohit Sharma-led side won the game by 4 wickets. They bundled out New Zealand for 273 runs, courtesy of Mohammed Shami’s five-wicket haul. Then with the bat after a solid partnership by openers, Virat Kohli slammed a vital 95-run knock to take his team home. 

IND vs NZ:  Fastest to 2000 ODI runs (by innings taken); Shubman Gill tops list 

Apart from Shubman Gill and Hashim Amla, former Pakistan Cricketer Zaheer Abbas is there as he achieved the feat in 45 innings. Kevin Pietersen along with Babar Azam and Rassie van der Dussen also took 45 innings to score 2000 ODI runs.

Fastest to 2000 ODI runs (by innings taken)
38 – Shubman Gill
40 – Hashim Amla
45 – Zaheer Abbas
45 – Kevin Pietersen
45 – Babar Azam
45 – Rassie van der Dussen

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