What I hadn't calculated back then, was I'll be making a list of fastest double century in one day cricket but now, it's just seems obvious. Modern batsmen who're now frequently scoring hundreds in T20 cricket with their ability to hit sixes, have realized that double century is very possible if they bat full 50 overs. Very soon, we fans will be wondering who scored it the fastest!
Currently, the record of fastest ODI double century belongs to Chris Gayle who reached the mark off just 138 balls, going two balls under of Virender Sehwag who had completed double hundred off 140 balls. Tendulkar's 200 had come in 147 balls and he's the only one to remain not out.
Also see : Highest scores in ODI.
|Fastest double century in ODI.|
|For 200||Final innings|
|Batsman (country)||Balls||Score||Balls||4s & 6s||VS||Date|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||138||215||147||10x4, 16x6||Zim||24 Feb 2015|
|Virender Sehwag (Ind)||140||219||149||25x4, 7x6||WI||8 Dec 2011|
|Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)||147||200*||147||25x4, 3x6||SA||24 Feb 2010|
|Rohit Sharma (Ind)||151||264||173||33x4, 9x6||SL||13 Nov 2014|
|Rohit Sharma (India)||151||208*||153||13x4, 12x6||SL||13 Dec 2017|
|Martin Guptill (NZ)||152||237*||163||24x4, 11x6||WI||21 Mar 2015|
|Rohit Sharma (Ind)||156||209||158||12x4, 16x6||Aus||2 Nov 2013|