On this day, Virender Sehwag made these two world records in ODI cricket, one of which is still registered in his name.
Former stormy Indian batsman Virender Sehwag would never want to forget this day. On this very day, he broke the world record of former Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar.
On this day, 12 years ago, 45-year-old Virender Sehwag scored an inning of 219 runs in an ODI match against West Indies at Holkar Stadium in Indore. He became the batsman who played the biggest innings in ODI. Earlier this record was in the name of Sachin Tendulkar (200 not out).
On this day, he also became the first player in the world to score a double century in an ODI as captain. Even today, the world record of playing the biggest innings in ODI cricket as a captain is registered in his name. Even Rohit Sharma, who has scored three double centuries in ODIs, has not been able to break this record. As captain, Rohit Sharma had scored unbeaten 208 runs against Sri Lanka in Mohali in 2017.
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