On this day in 2011: Virender Sehwag became the second player to score a double century in men's ODI.

On this day in 2011: Virender Sehwag became the second player to score a double century in men's ODI.


It was on 8 December 2011, when Virender Sehwag became just the second batsman in the history of the game to score a double century in ODIs.

Sehwag went on to score 219 against the West Indies at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. The 41-year-old hit 25 fours and seven sixes to register a score of 219 against the West Indies and this batsman enabled India to score 418/5 in the prescribed 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-based batsman also has scored two triple hundreds for India in the longest format of the game.

It was on 8 December 2011, when Virender Sehwag became just the second batsman in the history of the game to score a double century in ODIs. Sehwag scored 219 against the West Indies at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Sehwag hit 25 fours and seven sixes to register a score of 219 against the West Indies and this batsman enabled India to score 418/5 in the prescribed fifty overs. After this India won the match by 153 runs. In his cricketing career, Sehwag played 251 ODIs and 104 Tests for India scoring 8,273 and 8,586 respectively.

The individual score of 200 has been scored by batsmen just eight times in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar was the first man on the planet to score a double ton in ODIs as he achieved the feat against South Africa in 2008 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 scored against Sri Lanka in 2014 and 2017. Rohit also holds the record for the highest individual score in ODIs, as he recorded an innings of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in 2014. He also scored an unbeaten 208 runs. Sri Lanka in 2017.

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.

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.