Sachin Tendulkar had scored the first double century in the history of ODI cricket and after that Virender Sehwag did this work.
Virender Sehwag scored a double century against the West Indies. (File Pic)
One of the stormiest batsmen in the world Virender Sehwag One of the great batsmen considered Sachin Tendulkar as his ideal. Sachin had a big impact on Sehwag’s career. Sehwag wanted to make like Sachin. In his career, he wanted to follow in the footsteps of Sachin. Sehwag has accepted these things many times. Sehwag has followed Sachin in at least one case. Sachin was the first batsman to score a double century in ODI cricket. After him, Sehwag did this work. That too today itself i.e. on 8th December.
In 2011, Sehwag scored a double century in the match played against the West Indies in Indore and he became the second batsman to do this in ODI cricket. Sachin scored a double century against South Africa in Gwalior in 2010 and became the first batsman to do so in ODIs.
Captaincy innings was played at Holkar Stadium
This match between India and West Indies was played at Holkar Stadium in Indore. At that time the captain of the team Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not play in this match. Sehwag captained the team instead of Dhoni. Sehwag won the toss and decided to bat first. Sachin was also not playing in this match. Gautam Gambhir started the innings with Sehwag. Both of them added 176 runs for the first wicket.
Gambhir was dismissed after scoring 67 runs, but Sehwag stayed on and batted in a blistering manner. Sehwag was dismissed on the third ball of the 47th over, but before being dismissed, he had scored a double century. The right-handed stormy batsman played an inning of 219 runs in 149 balls with the help of 25 fours and seven sixes. Suresh Raina scored 55 runs in 44 balls.
India had won
On the basis of Sehwag’s innings, India scored 418 runs losing five wickets in 50 overs. The West Indies team could not stand in front of this. The visiting team was bundled out for 265 runs in 49.2 overs. Ravindra Jadeja and Rahul Sharma took three wickets each for India. Raina took two and Ravichandran Ashwin took one wicket. Denesh Ramdin scored the highest 96 runs for the West Indies.
after sehwag India Another opener Rohit Sharma scored a double century in ODIs and that too not once but twice. Martin Guptill, Chris Gayle have also done this work.