Two double centuries on the same date, an earthquake in ODI cricket! | Cricket history the first double century on February 24 when Sachin Tendulkar and Chris Gayle scored a double century Punjabi news


Picture of Sachin Tendulkar and Kris Gayle

Sachin Tendulkar, known as the God of Cricket, created history on February 24. On this day in 2010, Sachin Tendulkar scored his first double century in ODI cricket. The surprising thing is that on the same date i.e. 24th February this record was broken after five years and it was none other than West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle. Let us tell you about the double centuries of both of themโ€ฆ

If we talk about Sachin Tendulkar's double century, he created this history on February 24, 2010 against South Africa. Before Sachin, no batsman had scored a double century in ODI cricket. Sachin played 147 balls in his innings and broke Saeed Anwar's record. In this match in Gwalior, Sachin hit 25 fours and 3 sixes in 147 balls.

Sachin Tendulkar 200

In his innings, Sachin Tendulkar took the score to 191 in only the 45th over but he could only play 9 balls in the last five overs and somehow completed his double century. Because at that time Mahendra Singh Dhoni was raining runs at the other end and he scored 68 runs off just 35 balls which included 7 fours and 4 sixes.

Chris Gayle broke the record

Now this story moves forward five years. When Chris Gayle created a stir and broke Sachin Tendulkar's record. On 24 February 2015, Chris Gayle scored a double century against Zimbabwe in the ODI World Cup. He became the first batsman to score a double century in an ODI World Cup. Chris Gayle scored 215 runs in just 147 balls, which included 10 fours and 16 sixes.

Chris Gayle scored his last 50 in just 12 balls, while it took just 33 balls for him to complete his last century. Surprisingly, both these historic innings came on the same date and went down in history. There have been 12 double centuries in the ODI format so far, of which 7 have been scored by Indian batsmen.