IND Vs BAN: Shubman Gill Close To Breaking Hashim Amla's Record Of Fastest 2000 Runs In ODIs

Updated - 19 Oct 2023, 02:53 PM

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In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, India’s unblemished journey faces an imminent test against neighboring rivals Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Bangladesh have won three out of the last four ODIs they played against India including a win in the Asia Cup 2023. What makes this clash even more intriguing is the prospect of India’s opening batsman, Shubman Gill, making history by becoming the fastest player to reach 2000 ODI runs.

Shubman Gill’s road to this historic achievement has been marked by a resilient return. Having recuperated in time from a bout of dengue, he made a comeback during the match against Pakistan, having missed the initial two games against Australia and Afghanistan, scoring 16 runs in the game against Pakistan. Astonishingly, a score of 67 runs would propel him into the record books as the quickest player to reach the 2000-run milestone.

Presently, the record is held by former South African opener Hashim Amla, who achieved this feat in 40 innings. Shubman Gill, at the tender age of 24, has featured in 36 ODI innings so far. This leaves him with a slender margin of only three innings to surpass Amla and claim the top spot on the list, solidifying his status as one of the most promising talents in international cricket.

Shubman Gill Is About To Be The Fastest To Reach 2,000 Runs In ODIs

Shubman Gill’s current tally of ODI runs stands at an impressive 1933, accompanied by an astounding average of 64.43. This remarkable record includes seven centuries and nine half-centuries, with a personal best of 208 runs. Gill’s consistency and ability to convert starts into substantial scores have undoubtedly set the cricketing world abuzz with excitement.

Beyond the individual milestones, an Indian victory against Bangladesh holds substantial significance in the context of the ongoing World Cup. Such an achievement would place the hosts on equal footing with New Zealand in terms of points on the leaderboard. New Zealand, after their triumphant encounter with Afghanistan, have surged to the top of the rankings and remains unbeaten in the tournament, having clinched victory in all four matches they’ve participated in.

As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the outcome of this highly anticipated showdown between India and Bangladesh, the focus remains on Shubman Gill’s remarkable potential to etch his name in the annals of cricketing history. His journey towards becoming the fastest to reach 2000 ODI runs stands as a testament to his burgeoning talent and the bright future that lies ahead in the world of cricket.