Shubman Gill : Gill needs to score 126 in the second ODI against Australia to dethrone Babar Azam as world number one. He is already a century old.
Shubman Gill missed a chance to dethrone Babar Azam as world number one in the ICC ODI rankings. The prince of Indian cricket was in the India vs Australia series and needed only 200 runs to become world number one for the first time. In the first ODI he scored 97-ball 104 in IND vs AUS second ODI at Indore. But he fell just 22 runs short. He now has another chance in Rajkot and needs just 22 or more to take the World Cup 2023 crown as world number one in ODIs.
It was Shubman Gill’s 5th century in 2023 and with the WC still to come, he will surely face Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most runs in a calendar year.
Babar Azam is currently the number one ODI batsman in the ICC ODI rankings with 857 runs. Shubman Gill has 814 rating points and is in second position. Shubman Gill has to score only 200 runs in three innings. He has already scored two fifty goals.
Before Shubman Gill could overtake him in the ICC rankings, he stitched together 7 centuries in ODIs to claim that crown as well. Babar Azam had 100 biggest partnerships with six in 2023. Gill now holds the record.
Shubman Gill takes a look at Tendulkar’s records
•Shubman Gill has 5 centuries in 20 matches in 2023.
•Sachin Tendulkar smashed 9 centuries in 34 matches in 1998.
•If Shubman Gill scores four more tons in the remaining ODIs in 2023, he will be equal to a legend.
•He can break another Tendulkar record if he scores another 600 odd runs.
• Tendulkar holds the record for most ODI runs in a calendar year with 1,894 runs.
•Gill has already scored 1200 runs and after 13-15 matches he can overtake Tendulkar.