KL Rahul, an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, made a notable comeback following a four-month hiatus by surpassing the 2000-run mark in the One-Day International (ODI) format against Pakistan on Sunday. This accomplishment was made in just 53 innings, tying Virat Kohli’s record, who also made it in as few innings.
However, it’s important to note that the top three slots on the list were taken by three other Indian cricketers who completed this accomplishment even more quickly. Shikhar Dhawan, a seasoned opener, currently holds the top spot after scoring 2000 runs in just 48 innings. In 52 innings each, former captain Sourav Ganguly and player Navjot Sidhu also reached this milestone.
Regarding the game, rain caused the slick surface at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo to be covered, delaying the match between India and Pakistan.
With skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill as the opening pair, India got off to a fast start, scoring 147 runs before the rain stopped play. In a partnership totalling 121 runs, Rohit and Shubman showed off their formidable batting skills by aggressively taking on the Pakistani spinners.
After the Indian openers’ first onslaught, Shaheen Shaf Afridi and Shadab Khan each managed to take a wicket, reintroducing Pakistan into the game. Shadab gently removed Rohit (56) from the game, while Gill (58) was caught at extra cover by Agha Salman after failing to read a slower delivery from Shaheen.
Before play was halted by rain, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul assumed control and seemed to stabilise the innings. The umpires called a halt to the match at that point, with KL Rahul scoring 17* and Virat Kohli standing unbeaten at 8*.