Shubman Gill becomes fastest Indian cricketer to score 1000 ODI runs
Shubman Gill continued his fine run in ODI cricket as the Indian batter became the joint-second fastest batter to get to 1000 runs in the format. Gill got to the landmark in 19 matches.
HYDERABAD: Right-handed opener Shubman Gill on Wednesday became the fastest Indian to record 1000 ODI runs during 1st ODI against New Zealand.
The 23-year old Gill reached the 1000-run mark when he reached 106 in his 19th ODI innings. Through his stroke-filled knock, he also notched up back-to-back centuries in the format, after hitting 97-ball 116 against Sri Lanka in the third ODI at Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
The right-hander batter overtook Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, who jointly held the previous record at 24 innings to become the fastest Indian and the joint-second fastest ever to 1000 runs mark in ODIs. He equalled Pakistan opener Iman-ul-Haq for breaching the 1000-run mark in 19 innings while missing out on another Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman's record of fastest to 1000 ODI runs in 18 innings.
Gill's third ODI century in 19 innings came off just 87 balls, and among Indian cricketers, only Shikhar Dhawan (17) had reached the third hundred in 50 over cricket in fewer innings than him. He is currently leading India's innings against New Zealand with his sublime knock.
Youngest player to score double century in ODIs
Shubman Gill became one of just eight players in the history of the game to have scored a double hundred in a men's ODI, with him being the youngest of those eight players in the coveted club. Coming into the first ODI, Gill was 23 years and 132 days old. The previous youngest was Ishan Kishan, who set the record with his 210 against Bangladesh last month at the age of 24 years and 145 days.