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Shubman Gill shatters world record for fastest 2000 runs in ODIs in IND vs NZ World Cup clash

Shubman Gill shatters world record for fastest 2000 runs in ODIs in IND vs NZ World Cup clash

The previous record for fastest 2000 runs for ODIs was with South Africa's Hashim Amla.

When stylish India opener Shubman Gill hit his 14th run in the World Cup 2023 encounter against New Zealand on Sunday, he became the fastest player in history to surpass 2000 ODI runs. Shubman achieved the milestone in only 38 innings, surpassing the record of former South African opener Hashim Amla, who got the same feat in 40 innings.

To put things in perspective, Shubman Gill has been a prolific run-scorer in 2023, amassing over 1300 runs at an average of over 69. This year alone he has scored five tons and six half-centuries. As far as his overall record is concerned, he has six centuries in all, with 10 half-centuries at an average of 64.

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Meanwhile, the other players in the list of fastest to 2000 runs in ODIs are — Babar Azam, Kevin Pietersen, and Rassie van der Dussen, all in 45 innings. At the moment, Shubman Gill is also ranked second in the ICC rankings for batsmen.

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Shubman Gill at World Cup 2023

Despite getting to the milestone in the World Cup, Shubman has been kept rather quiet, by his own high standards. He doesn’t even feature the top 20 run-scorers in the tournament, as he missed India’s first match due to dengue. He did try to make a comeback against Bangladesh in the last match though, scoring a brisk 53.

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