On This Day In 2011: Virender Sehwag Became Second Player To Score Double Century In Men's ODIs
On December 8, 2011, Virender Sehwag scored the second double-century in men's ODI history, a magnificent 219 against the West Indies.
Virender Sehwag hit a double century in a men's ODI on this day in 2011
Sehwag scored 219 against the West Indies in Indore
He became the second after Sachin Tendulkar to achieve this feat
It was on December 8, 2011 when Virender Sehwag became just the second batsman in the history of the sport to score a double century in ODIs. Sehwag went on to score 219 runs against West Indies at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Sehwag smashed 25 fours and seven sixes to register the score of 219 against West Indies and this knock by the batsman enabled India to post a score of 418/5 in the allotted fifty overs. India then went on to win the match by 153 runs. In his cricketing career, Sehwag played 251 ODIs and 104 Tests for India amassing 8,273 and 8,586 runs respectively.
The Delhi-born batsman also has scored two triple hundreds for India in the longest format of the game.
The individual score of 200 has been scored by batsmen just eight times in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar was the first man to score a double ton in ODIs as he achieved the feat against South Africa in 2010 at Gwalior.
Rohit Sharma has registered a double century in ODIs three times. He scored his first double ton against Australia in 2013.
Then, he went on to achieve the feat against Sri Lanka in 2014 and 2017. Rohit also has the record of the highest individual score in ODIs as he registered a knock of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in 2014.
He scored 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014 and scored 208 runs against Sri Lanka in 2017.