These 5 fastest double centuries in ODI will be memorable and top-rated in the history of cricket.
A double century in cricket relates to that alluring HR in your office, the one everyone is mad at but still knows it’s out of their league.
A double century is considered one of the enormous achievements of a batsman. It may sound quite easy with the words but technically it’s just like climbing a mountain.
You have to learn from each step and keep moving forward.
A double century demands sheer patience. The fact is, a batsman who dreams of a double century needs to observe and tackle each delivery by investing his best skills.
One miss or edge can even shatter the dream.
Usually, a player who achieves this milestone ends up facing almost the same amount of balls.
But with generation scenarios have changed, and now the fastest double century in ODI is just in 126 balls which is statistically almost half of the giant score.
Did I surprise you with this fact?
I know you are. It had even blown my mind when I witnessed that inning.
Trust me, it was just a trailer. I suggest you watch the movie. Don’t worry, I will be the guide for you as I have already given the spoiler.
YOU WON’T REGRET IT.
5 FASTEST DOUBLE CENTURIES IN ODI
Ishan Kishan is a 24- year old young wicketkeeper-batsman from Jharkhand, India. This young gun holds the record for the fastest double century in ODI.
Ishan is known for his reckless batting and Godspeed ability to score runs.
He strongly proved it with his splendid knock of 200 against Bangladesh in just 126 balls. His innings included 24 fours and 10 sixes along with a strike rate of 160.31.
These numbers not only sound big but also broke a lot of records meanwhile. With this knock, he ended up being the youngest cricketer to score a double century in ODI.
Watch here: Ishan Kishan’s 210 against Bangladesh
This big man doesn’t need any introduction. He is the ‘THE BOSS’ and he has never failed to prove that. A swing of his bat can make the ball fly out of the stadium.
Chris Gayle has been leading the table of 5 fastest double centuries in ODI till December 2021. But Ishan’s knock forced him to crawl down to the second.
Chris Gayle’s knock against Zimbabwe in 2015 made him book this slot in the table of fastest double centuries in ODI.
He scored a total of 215 runs off 147 balls and brought up 200 in just 138 balls. This inning surprised the entire cricket fraternity and let everyone witness “THE REAL BOSS”.
The first thing that strikes our mind when we hear Virender Sehwag is 319. This inning defined this gem of India.
It would be unfair in this debate about double centuries if we don’t mention the triple hundred this man has in his bucket.
Though it was in the test, still it was remarkable.
And guess what, he is even on the list of fastest double hundreds in ODI. He was the record holder for the highest individual score in ODI till 2014 due to his knock against West Indies of 219 runs off 149 balls. He brought up his 200 in 140 deliveries.
Within this list of five, we already have three Indian cricketers. And now here comes ‘THE GOD OF CRICKET’.
This man is a complete book of cricket. Open any random chapter of his career and you will get something productive out of it.
It is not at all surprising to have him on this list. The list would seem incomplete without his name.
Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of 200 runs in 147 deliveries against South Africa, including 24 fours and three sixes.
His inning against South Africa was a one-man show. Every shot out of his bat is printed in the book of cricket. The GOD for a reason.
Fakar Zaman is one of the most dependable openers Pakistan Cricket has ever had. Zaman’s positive approach and analysis of the delivery make him stand out.
This Pakistani Cricketer retains the ability to switch his game style according to the formats.
Fakar Zaman is considered to have the finest skillset and attacking approach on the pitch.
His knock against Zimbabwe in 2018 is the best example of it. Zaman played a splendid knock of 210* and brought up 200 in just 148 deliveries. This record-making knock of Zaman included 24 fours and 10 sixes.
The greatest of all time and the current skipper of the Indian Cricket Team holds three double centuries in ODI. This is the most double tons by any cricketer in cricket history.
The abbreviation HITMAN SHARMA describes him the best. Rohit Sharma’s set of double centuries in ODI includes the following knocks.
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