Shubman Gill joins elite India list after becoming new No. 1

By Sidhant Maheshwari
Published on | Nov 08, 2023

The new No. 1 in the world!

Shubman Gill ended Babar Azam’s reign after 951 days to become the new No. 1 ODI batter in the world

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Part of a historic list!

With his remarkable achievement, Gill also joined an elite list of Indian batters to ever achieve the feat

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The Prince joins the bigwigs

Gill is the 4th Indian batter in history to ever achieve the numero uno spot in the one-day rankings

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Sachin Tendulkar

The Master Blaster was the first Indian to ever achieve the No. 1 ranking in ODI cricket. He attained the top spot for the first time in March 1996

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MS Dhoni

Dhoni is fastest Indian to become No. 1, achieving the feat in just 38 ODI inns. He became the top ODI batter during 2006 series vs PAK in April

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Virat Kohli

VK, who is currently No. 4, became the No. 1 ODI batter for the first time in 2013. Among Indians, he has the highest ODI rating in history at 911

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King for a reason!

Kohli (1258 days) is also third on list of No. 1 ODI batters with most consecutive days at the top after Viv Richards (1748) & Michael Bevan (1259)

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Prince to emulate the King?

Can Gill really make this No. 1 position his for years to come just like Kohli did in the past? Only time will tell

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