On this day in 2010, Sachin Tendulkar scored double century in ODIs
It was on this day, 12 years ago, when Sachin Tendulkar became the “first man on the planet” to score a double century of ODIs. The Master Blaster achieved the feat against South Africa at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior. He played a 200 undefeated knockout from just 147 balls using 25 fours and 3 sixes.
This knock from Tendulkar helped India to finish 401/3 in the allotted fifty overs, and the MS Dhoni-led side defeated the Proteas by 153 runs.
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Sachin Tendulkar 200*
On this day in 2010
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Tendulkar, retired from international cricket in 2013 and to date remains the top scorer in both Tests and ODIs. He also holds the record for registering the most international centuries.
In 2019, Tendulkar became the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. The 46-year-old made his debut for India at the age of 16 and immediately became the country’s favorite cricketer. He collected 34,357 runs in various formats, which is 6,000 runs for second-placed former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara.
To date, there are only eight scores of 200 by a batter in ODI cricket.
Indian batter Rohit Sharma has scored thrice the double century and he also holds the record of registering the highest individual score in ODIs.
He had played a knock of 264 runs from just 173 balls against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 2014.
Martin Guptill registered the second highest individual score when he knocked out 237 against the West Indies during the 2015 World Cup.
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