Sunday, December 18, 2011

Virender Sehwag's ODI double century in pictures...

Virender Sehwag Breaks Sachin's Record of 200 Runs. This has been the headlines all over the web and newpapers earlier this month....

Virender Sehwag scores a world record 219 runs in an ODI against West Indies in Indore on Dec 8th 2011

Virender Sehwag created history scoring a double century in the fourth one day international cricket match against West Indies in Indore on December 8, 2011.

Sehwag hit 219 runs in  149 balls and the carnage was laced with 25 fours and 7 sixes.  Sehwag's 219 is currently the highest total by an individual in the One Day International Cricket.  He got past Tendulkar's record with a four through point off Andre Russel.

Sehwag became only the second batsman in history to score a double century in a one-day international following Sachin Tendulkar, who made 200 against South Africa in Gwailor last year.  Tendulkar's 200 off 147 balls (25x4, 3x6) came against South Africa at Gwalior in February 2010. He is the first cricketer to score a double century in ODIs.

More pictures of Virender Sehwag breaking Sachin's record on his way to set the highest score in an ODI match

Sehwag shared a wonderful partnership with Gautam Gambhir during his double ton

Sehwag smashed six sixers in his double century

Virender Sehwag smashes his way to a double century to break Sachin Tendulkar's highest ODI run of 200

Virender Sehwag exults after reaching the magic figure of 200 against West Indies

Sehwag acknowledges the crowd appreciating him after reaching 200 runs to become the second cricketer after Sachin to reach the landmark

Gambhir and Sehwag during Sehwag's amazing double century

Sehwag smashing one out of the park during his outstanding double century in the ODI against West Indies in Indore

Sehwag acknowledging after reaching his century which became double very quickly....

Virender Sehwag thanking almighty after his amazing double ton 

(pics courtesy - various cricketing sites)

"I was playing my shots throughout the innings,” Sehwag said. “I thought [about] it [the double-century] when I was batting in the batting Powerplay and thought if I just bat this Powerplay, maybe I'll cross that 200-mark. When Sammy dropped the catch [Sehwag was on 170 at the time], I thought God was with me and was telling me you just bat till the 45th or 46th over and get your 200.”

I was glad to catch this match live in TV...  Hope to see many such innings from Sachin, Sehwag and many other talented cricketers for that matter.. good for cricket ain't it?

Wishing Sehwag for his amazing double century and breaking Sachin's record!

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