Shubman Gill
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Last Update on: September 24th, 2023 at 05:10 pm

Young Indian cricketer Shubman Gill created a new world record during the second ODI of the three-match series against Australia at home. Shubman Gill surpassed former South African cricketer Hashim Amla’s record of scoring more runs after 35 innings in ODI cricket.

Shubman Gill has made an impressive start to his international career and is on his way to achieving new heights in his cricket career. The right-handed batter has been going through one of the best phases of his cricketing career, setting multiple records across formats.

The 24-year-old has been sensational with the bat this year, scoring more than 1200 runs in ODIs. He scored his maiden double-hundred against New Zealand earlier this year. He has the opportunity to break Sachin Tendulkar’s (1894) record of most runs in a calendar year.

Shubman Gill Breaks Hashim Amla’s Record

Shubman Gill, who is playing his 35th ODI innings, has scored over 1900 runs for India in the 50-over format. The young opener has an impressive average of 68.11 and an equally impressive strike rate of 103.14. He has smashed 6 hundreds and 9 half-centuries in his brief career.

Hashim Amla is in second place on the list, having scored 1844 runs after 35 innings in ODIs. Pakistan’s skipper, Babar Azam, is in third place with 1758 runs to his tally. South African middle-order batter Rassie van der Dussen is in the fourth spot, followed by Fakhar Zaman.

Most Runs In Career’s First 35 ODI Innings:

  • 1900+ – Shubman Gill
  • 1844 – Hashim Amla
  • 1758 – Babar Azam
  • 1679 – Van der Dussen
  • 1642 – Fakhar Zaman

Gill made his ODI debut against New Zealand in 2019, but he had only played three games before 2022. The Punjabi-born cricketer had his breakthrough last year. He scored his maiden ODI hundred against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club in August 2022.

The Gujarat Titans opener secured his place in India’s squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup, which is scheduled to be played from October 6 to November 19. He expected to open the innings with skipper Rohit Sharma in the upcoming marquee tournament at home.

India World Cup Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

Also read: “Shubman Gill Is Touted To Be The Next Big Thing” – Abhishek Nayar Lauds Young Opener’s Batting Approach

Saikrishna Vaitla is an author at Cricketaddictor has been working since September 2022.