WATCH – On this day in 2010, Sachin Tendulkar became first batter to score double century in ODIs

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WATCH - On this day in 2010, Sachin Tendulkar became first batter to score double century in ODIs
WATCH - On this day in 2010, Sachin Tendulkar became first batter to score double century in ODIs

WATCH – On this day in 2010, Sachin Tendulkar became first batter to score double century in ODIs

It was on this day, 12 years ago, when Sachin Tendulkar became the “first man in the planet” to register a double century in ODIs.

At the Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior, the Master Blaster achieved the feat against South Africa. With the help of 25 fours and three sixes, he scored an unbroken 200 off just 147 balls. Tendulkar’s innings contributed to India’s 401/3 in the allocated fifty overs, allowing MS Dhoni’s side to defeat the Proteas by 153 runs.

Tendulkar retired from international cricket in 2013. But he still holds the record for most runs scored in both Tests and ODIs. He also holds the record for most international centuries registered.

Tendulkar was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame for the sixth time in 2019. At the age of 16, the 46-year-old made his debut for India and quickly became the country’s favourite cricketer. He scored 34,357 runs across all formats, putting him 6,000 runs ahead of second-placed Kumar Sangakkara, a former Sri Lanka batsman.

In ODI cricket, there have only been eight batters who have scored 200 runs.

Rohit Sharma, an Indian batsman, has three double centuries. And holds the record for the greatest individual score in one-day internationals.

In 2014, he scored 264 runs off only 173 balls against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Martin Guptill scored 237 against the West Indies in the 2015 World Cup, which was the second-highest individual score.