Team India opener Shubman Gill on Wednesday achieved another milestone as he became the fastest Indian to score 1000 ODI runs during the ongoing ODI series opener against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Gill, 23, achieved the milestone when he reached 106 in his 19th ODI innings.
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.
He had his slice of luck moments before he reached his fifty, which came off 52 balls, in the 19th over.
Continuing his good form, Gill smashed 208 runs off 149 balls and his superb knock was laced with 19 boundaries and nine hits into itne stands. Riding on his fantastic double ton, Team India was able to post a challenging 349/8 against the Kiwis.