' Future GOAT of International cricket' - Fans react as Shubman Gill becomes fastest in history to reach 2000 ODI runs

Shubman Gill also outpaced the another India opener Shikhar Dhawan, breaking the record for the fastest Indian batter to reach 2000 runs in One Day International cricket.

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Shubman Gill (Source: Twitter)

Shubman Gill (Source: Twitter)

On October 22, in India's World Cup 2023 match against New Zealand at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala, Shubman Gill accomplished the remarkable feat of becoming the fastest batter to reach 2000 runs in ODIs. He achieved this milestone in just 38 ODI innings, surpassing Hashim Amla's record of 40 innings set on January 21, 2011, in a match against India at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth.

Furthermore, Shubman Gill also outpaced Shikhar Dhawan, breaking the record for the fastest Indian batter to reach 2,000 runs. Dhawan achieved this milestone in his 48th innings on November 9, 2014, in a match against Sri Lanka at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The 23-year-old batter was tantalizingly close to the 2000-run mark, and he effortlessly crossed the threshold. In the seventh over's fourth ball, he elegantly executed a cover drive off Trent Boult to reach the 2000-run mark in ODIs.

Shubman Gill has been steadily regaining his batting form during the ongoing World Cup. He missed the first two matches of the tournament due to illness but made a strong comeback against Pakistan, where Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed him. In the match against Bangladesh on October 19 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, Gill played a significant innings, scoring 53 runs from 55 balls, including five fours and two sixes, before being dismissed by Mehidy Hasan Miraz. In the game against New Zealand, Gill contributed 26 runs before Lockie Ferguson claimed his wicket in the 14th over of India's run-chase.

Shami started in the first innings with a fifer

In the ODI World Cup 2023, Mohammed Shami delivered a stunning performance by taking a five-wicket haul against New Zealand at Dharamshala's HPCA Stadium. Initially omitted from the playing XI in the first four matches, Shami was included to bolster the pace attack in the absence of all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

The veteran pacer made an immediate impact by dismissing key batsmen, including Will Young and Rachin Ravindra. Shami's exceptional performance ensured that New Zealand's tail-enders were effectively removed, ultimately leading to their total of 273. Shami now holds a remarkable record of 36 wickets in three World Cup editions. Notably, he achieved the rare feat of taking consecutive wickets in the 48th over, dismissing both Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry.

 Let us look at how Twitter has reacted to this brilliant achievement from the India opener;




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