OTD in 2010: When Sachin Tendulkar doubled his legend status, slams 1st ever 200 in ODIs

OTD in 2010: When Sachin Tendulkar doubled his legend status, slams 1st ever 200 in ODIs

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar created history on this day in 2010 by becoming the first batter to score a double ton in ODI cricket

Sachin Tendulkar became the first batter in the history of ODI cricket to slam a double ton in the format, on this day in 2010. It was yet another feather in the cap for the 36-year-old, who was already busy breaking records at that time. His first-ever two hundred came up against South Africa in Gwalior.

When Sachin slammed the first-ever double ton

The Master Blaster stayed unbeaten on 200, taking 226 deliveries to reach the milestone. His record breaking knock featured 25 boundaries and three sixes.

 “I don’t know how to react to this. I would like to dedicate this to the people of India who have always stood behind me for these 20 years amid the ups and downs,” Tendulkar had said.

India stomp past SA

India won the match by 153 runs despite Ab De Villiers’ fighting 114-run knock. A fiery Sreesanth was the star with the ball for India, grabbing three wickets. Ashish Nehra, Ravindra Jadeja and Yusuf Pathan picked up two wickets each. Tendulkar was adjudged Man of the Match.

What is Tendulkar up to currently?

Sachin Tendulkar is enjoying his stay in Kashmir. The legendary star shares a video of himself playing cricket on the streets of Kashmir. He captions the post ‘Cricket and Kashmir: A match in heaven’.

Tendulkar, along with his family, paid a heartwarming visit to a bat-manufacturing unit in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 17.

Tendulkar who was along with his daughter Sara Tendulkar and wife Anjali, displayed genuine interest in the traditional bat-making process. He closely examined the seasoned willow clefts, tested their quality through ‘bat knocking,’ and engaged in discussions with local manufacturers, gaining valuable insights into the industry’s operations.


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