In a remarkable display of batting prowess, Shreyas Iyer achieved a significant milestone by becoming the third fastest Indian batter to reach 2000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs). This extraordinary feat unfolded during the World Cup 2023 match between India and Sri Lanka at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.
Shreyas Iyer reached the coveted 2000-run mark in just his 49th innings, solidifying his status as one of India’s most promising and consistent batters. This achievement places him in elite company, as only two Indian players have achieved this milestone more quickly. Shubman Gill stands as the fastest batter in the world to reach 2000 runs, accomplished in a match against New Zealand earlier in the tournament. The second fastest Indian to this milestone is Shikhar Dhawan, who achieved it in his 48th innings back in November 2014 against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad.
In a global context, Shreyas Iyer joins a select group of batters as the joint 12th fastest to notch 2000 ODI runs. He shares this distinction with players like West Indies’ Gordon Greenidge, England’s Jonny Bairstow, Scotland’s Kyle Coetzer, and Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman.
Iyer’s journey to this remarkable milestone continued after he came to bat following the dismissal of Shubman Gill, who had earlier scored an impressive 92 runs, featuring 11 fours and two sixes. Shreyas Iyer’s contribution to the Indian cricket team’s success is undeniable, and his achievement in reaching 2000 ODI runs further cements his reputation as a key player in the team’s lineup.
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