At present, double centuries are seen consistently in international ODI cricket. In the last two months, India’s young batsmen Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill have done this feat. However, it took 39 years to score the first double century in international ODI cricket. Today i.e. 24th February 2010 got the honor of doing this unique feat Sachin Tendulkar was India’s greatest batsman of all time. Sachin made history by scoring 200 not out against South Africa. That historic bicentenary marks 13 years on Friday (February 24).
🔝👑 ETCHED IN HISTORY! #OnThisDay In 2010, Sachin Tendulkar became the first man in ODI history to smack a double hundred.
🗣️ “First man on the planet to reach 200 in ODIs, and it’s the superman from India – Sachin Tendulkar” – Ravi Shastri. pic.twitter.com/H6Xoyz052v
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The third match of the ODI series between India and South Africa was played at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior. In this match, the Indian team scored a mountain of 401 for 3 while batting first. The highlight of this innings of the Indian team was Sachin Tendulkar’s unbeaten double century. After Sachin came to bat in the opener in this innings, he took a hard look at all the South African bowlers. He completed the first double century in the history of ODI cricket in the last over of the Indian innings. Sachin scored an unbeaten 200 runs off 147 balls with the help of 25 fours and 3 sixes.
Before that, Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar and Zimbabwe’s Charles Conventry held the highest innings of 194 runs each. The year’s budget was presented in India on the day when Sachin scored his double century. However, the next day only Sachin’s name was discussed in the newspapers.
After Sachin completed his first ODI double century, the next year, Virender Sehwag achieved the double century feat. India’s Rohit Sharma has three ODI double centuries to his name. In addition, India’s Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan were able to perform. Among the foreign cricketers, West Indies’ Chris Gayle, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill and Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman have been able to achieve this feat.
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