Shubman Gill becomes the fifth Indian and youngest ever to score ODI 200
The youngest player to ever register a double-century in an ODI is Shubman Gill. In the first ODI on Wednesday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad against New Zealand, he scored 208 runs off 149 deliveries.
The 23-year-old joined Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, and Ishan Kishan as the only other Indians to have scored two double hundreds in one-day matches. During the match, Gill also set a new record for the fastest 1000 ODI runs by an Indian. In his 19th inning, Gill reached 106 to surpass the threshold. Gill became the quickest Indian and joint-second fastest person to accomplish the record, passing Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan (24 innings).
While falling short of Fakhar Zaman’s record of fastest to 1000 ODI runs in 18 innings, he matched Iman-ul-Haq to surpass the milestone in 19 innings. After striking a century against Sri Lanka in the third One-Day International in Thiruvananthapuram, Gill notched his second consecutive century.
During the three-match series against South Africa in October, Shubman Gill became the first Indian to reach 500 runs in One-Day Internationals in the shortest amount of time. To break the record, he needed ten innings. Janneman Malan of South Africa currently owns the record after just seven innings. Shubman Gill also made history by scoring 150 or more runs in a One-Day International at a young age. Gill only beat Virat Kohli’s record by two days.