February 24 is a special day for Sachin Tendulkar and his fans, who are among the greatest batsmen of the world, which is also recorded in golden letters in cricket history. Sachin scored his first double century in ODI cricket in 2010.
Sachin scored an unbeaten 200 in the second ODI of the series against South Africa in Gwalior.
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India won the match by 153 runs
Under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy, the Indian team scored 401 for 3 in this match, after which AB de Villiers (114 *) despite the century, the visiting team was all out in 42.5 overs at the score of 248 runs. Sreesanth picked up 3 wickets while Ashish Nehra, Ravindra Jadeja and Yusuf Pathan got 2–2 wickets each.
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‘First person on this planet to make 200’
The audience present in Gwalior started shouting as soon as Sachin made a personal score of 200. There was so much noise in the entire stadium that it was difficult to hear the voice of the person sitting next to him. Then sitting in the commentary box Ravi Shastri said, ‘The first person on this planet who scored 200 runs in ODIs. He is none other than Sachin.
Apart from Sachin, Dhoni also showed amazing
Former Indian veteran Sachin hit 25 fours and 3 sixes in his unbeaten innings of 147 balls. His strike rate was more than 136. Apart from him, Dinesh Karthik smashed 79 off 85 balls while captain Dhoni returned unbeaten on 68 off 35 balls with 7 fours and 4 sixes.
Double century was dedicated to Indians
After the match, Sachin Tendulkar said, ‘I dedicate this double century to all Indians, who have stood by me in every ups and downs for the last 20 years. I don’t know what to say on this, the ball was striking and the timing was getting better. When I got close to 200 runs, then I felt that I can make a double century.
Sachin is the king of records
Sachin played a T20 International in addition to the record 200 Tests and 463 ODIs in his career. He has 18426 runs in ODIs and 15921 runs in Test cricket. He is the only cricketer to score 100 centuries in international cricket.