On this day 11 years ago, Sachin Tendulkar added another incredible record to his inspiring list of feats, becoming the first player in the history of international men’s cricket to hit a two-century ODI.
Tendulkar remained undefeated in 200 of just 147 deliveries against South Africa at Gwalior, as India recorded an easy victory of 153 wins in the game. The Indian batsman hit 25 fours and three sixes during his record innings.
Prior to this inning, the record for the highest score in ODI cricket for men was held by Zimbabwe’s Charles Coventry, who remained undefeated at 194 against Bangladesh in 2009.
Tendulkar reached the price of the third delivery of the final Indian inning, after remaining at 199 for the entire 49th.
Watch the moment when he reached the double age:
After Tendulkar’s double century, five batsmen have crossed the 200-mile mark with another Indian batsman Rohit Sharma achieve the feat three times.
Rohit also holds the world record for highest individual ODI score for men (264, against Sri Lanka in 2014). Longtime partner of Tendulkar Virender Sehwag, New Zealand Martin Guptil, West Indies Chris Gale and Pakistan Fahar zaman so far they have crossed the 200-mile mark.
Sachin Tendulkar, affectionately known as Master Blaster, holds the record for most tracks in ODI (18,426) and tests (15,921). He is also the only batsman in the history of international cricket to have achieved 100 international centuries (51 in tests, 49 in ODI).