Sachin Tendulkar made record
with his First Double Century in Men’s ODI Cricket 12 years ago today
made record with his First Double Century in Men’s ODI Cricket 12 years ago today
25 February 2022 Authorbet365baji
Every now and again, as a sports fan, a
day comes along in your life that you will never forget. Your brain remembers millions of sports
matches as you get older, but only a few of them survive the passage of time. Only a few cause
you to recall exactly what you were doing at the time of the incident. For every Indian cricket
fan, February 24, 2010 will be a memorable day.
Whole country applauded as Sachin Tendulkar, 36, bent low, stretched his bat outside off stump,
and crushed a ball to the fielder at point off Charles Langeveldt's bowling at the Captain Roop
Singh Stadium in Gwalior. Tendulkar's willow possessed a power that the South African bowlers
As the Master Blaster set a new record, the whole cricketing community rose to their feet and
celebrated. He had just been the first batsman on the earth to score 200 runs in an ODI, at a
time when reaching more than 150 runs in an inning was considered a triumph.
Although double centuries in ODIs are not uncommon, they are no longer considered exceptional.
Rohit Sharma has now surpassed the 200-run barrier three times, but it's worth remembering how
extraordinary Tendulkar's achievement was at the time. For the preceding 12 years, both
Pakistan's Saeed Anwar and Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry had held the record for highest
individual ODI score of 194.
The entire planet glanced up to see Tendulkar achieve a double century not out in just 147
balls. He reached the milestone in the second one-day international against South Africa, with a
superb knock that helped the hosts reach 401-3 in 50 overs. India came out on top by 153 runs
after bowling out the foreigners for 248 runs to take a 2-0 series lead.
Tendulkar stated in an award ceremony that he wanted to dedicate this double hundred to the
Indian people, who have supported him through thick and thin for the past two decades.
Tendulkar's previous best one-day single score was 186 not out against New Zealand in Hyderabad
The legendary cricketer announced his retirement just three years after establishing the record,
but his impact to the gentlemen's game goes far beyond runs and artistry.