Hyderabad. Right-handed opener Shubman Gill on Wednesday became the fastest Indian to score 1000 ODI runs during the first match of India’s ongoing ODI series against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here. Gill, 23, completed 1000 runs in his 19th ODI innings by scoring 106 runs. After scoring 116 runs in 97 balls against Sri Lanka in the third ODI at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, he scored his second century today.
The right-handed batsman surpassed Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, who jointly held the previous record as the fastest Indian in 24 innings and joint second fastest to 1000 runs in ODIs. He equaled Pakistan opener Iman-ul-Haq to cross 1000 runs in 19 innings while missing out on another Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman’s record of fastest to 1000 runs in 18 innings.
Gill’s third ODI century came off just 87 balls in 19 innings, and among Indian cricketers, only Shikhar Dhawan (17) had reached his third century in 50 overs cricket in fewer innings. He is currently leading India’s innings with his brilliant innings against New Zealand.
He had a run of luck before reaching his fifty in 52 balls in the 19th over. New Zealand captain Tom Latham also missed a stumping chance off Michael Bracewell. Gill hit 14 fours and two sixes in his century.
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