Chris Gayle smashed his way into the record books with a devastating double century off 138 balls vs Zimbabwe on Tuesday. This is the fastest double ton in One-Day Internationals, beating Virender Sehwag's knock off 140 balls. Over all Gayle is the fourth batsman - after Sachin Tendulkar, Sehwag and Rohit Sharma - to score a double century in the history of ODIs.
Now a stunning observation came out. Both Sachin and Gayle scored double tons on same day i.e on February 24 th.Its known that Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score a double-century in the history of one-day international cricket. The West Indian opener has achieved this feat exactly five years after Sachin Tendulkar scored the first-ever ODI double ton vs South Africa in Gwalior.
While Sachin Tendulkar scored the first double One-Day International (ODI) ton against South Africa on February 24, 2010 at Gwalior, the West Indies opener too smashed the first double century of World Cup history five years later on February 24, 2015 against Zimbabwe. Chris Gayle's double century also makes him the first non-Indian player to join the famed list of individual 200 run-scorers.