February 24th, a day of Double Centuries

New Delhi, Pankaj Kumar Samantray | Updated : 24 February 2015, 04:43 PM

Double century in ODI cricket, a dream which has been relished by only four cricketers in the game, including three Indians and one Caribbean. On 24th February 2010, Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score double century against South Africa at Gwalior.

It seems like 24 February has been a day of double centuries. The feat has been repeated again on the same day 5-years later by hard hitter Chris Gayle. The Jamaican forced his way into the record books by becoming the first player to score a double ton in the World Cup. He smashed 215 off just 147 balls with the help of an astounding 16 sixes and 10 boundaries. In the process he also scored the fastest double ton.

It’s very remarkable, that all the double tons were scored by openers. India’s dangerous opener Virender Sehwag, achieved the distinct feat against West Indies at Indore. He was followed by Rohit Sharma, who scored two double tons against Australia and Sri Lanka respectively.    

First Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 03:59 PM
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