On this day in 2010, Sachin Tendulkar entered the record books for one more time after becoming the first man on the face of the earth to score a double-century in ODI cricket. Regarded as one of the best players to ever grace the gentleman's game by fans, Sachin became synonymous with cricket all across the world.
Twitter celebrated 10 years of Sachin's incredible feat.
The first batsman in the planet to score a Double century in ODI CRICKET— HITMAN ROCKY (@Rockykiccha45) February 24, 2020
The MAN WHO OPEN THE 200 CLUB IN ODI CRICKET
" SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR " pic.twitter.com/mVmBFQJ3F0
Double Hundred !#OnThisDay in 2010, @sachin_rt became the First Man to score a Double Hundred in ODI Cricket - 200* (147) v South Africa in Gwalior!— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) February 23, 2020
Which is your fav ODI Double Hundred?#Legend #SRTODI200 #10YrsOfSRT200 #SRT200 #Sachin #Tendulkar pic.twitter.com/w1SfM3Bo7y
#OnThisDay in 2010, @sachin_rt became the First Man to score a Double Hundred in ODI Cricket - 200* v South Africa in Gwalior.— Sach Boy (@LoyalSACHinlst) February 24, 2020
when Sachin Batting at 198* the Cricinfo site got crashed because 5.5 million users opened the site to see first ODI Double Century pic.twitter.com/PceixmsnUC
10 Years for Sachin's 200 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/vQ5D5Z4kpo— Its Me Raghava (@AvvaruRaghaven5) February 24, 2020
Sachin Lighted Up 39 Years Of Darkness! Finally He Opened The Door Of "Double Century" After 2962 Matches In ODI History. A Million Memories Attached To This Innings. A Decade Passed Already!!— God Of Cricket (@NTRfanTillEnd) February 24, 2020
Sachin Is The Trend Setter For Every Record In Cricket#SRTODI200 pic.twitter.com/S6mnjl3MCr
On this day 2010— Telugu Sarcasm (@TeluguSarcasm) February 24, 2020
The first player to score a double century in cricket was India's Sachin Tendulkar. He scored 200 not out against South Africa at Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior.
Today In 2010— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) February 23, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar scored 200* vs SA
It took 39 years, 2962 Odis for 1st ever Double Century in Men's Odi Cricket
Some players were Struggle after the age of 36...Then there is Sachin at the age of 36 became the first player to hit double 100 in ODI, win the Orange cap in IPL 2010, win ICC Cricketer of the year award (2010), Second Highest run Scorer in WC 2011 @sachin_rt God #SRTODI200 pic.twitter.com/2lPjlQun3v— Meet Barot (@MeetBarot21199) February 24, 2020
On the He achieved the feat against South Africa at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior.
In that match, MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first. India lost Virender Sehwag's wicket pretty early.
However, Tendulkar scored runs at a brisk pace and went on to register a double century off just 147 balls. During the course of the innings, he smashed 25 fours and three sixes.
The Master Blaster brought up the feat in the last over of the Indian innings. He chipped South Africa's Charl Langeveldt for a single to send the fans at the stadium into a frenzy.
Ravi Shastri, who was the commentator at the time, famously remarked, "First man on the planet to score a double century in ODIs and it is the 'Superman' from India." Tendulkar's magnificent innings propelled India to score a mammoth 401/3 in the allotted fifty overs. The Men in Blue went on to win the match by 153 runs.
Tendulkar had made his debut for India at the age of 16 in 1989.
He aggregated 34,357 runs across formats, which is 6,000 runs more than the second-placed former Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara.
Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen ever, Tendulkar holds the record of being the highest run-scorer of all time in international cricket, having notched up 18,426 runs in ODIs and 15,921 runs in Test matches.
Till date, the individual score of 200 has been breached eight times. Rohit Sharma has achieved the feat three times and he also holds the scored for the highest individual score in the format (264 against Sri Lanka in 2014).
(With Agency Inputs)