Record of fastest double century in one day cricket.
Back in 2007, I'd raised a calculated question that why can't a batsman score a double century in one day cricket. In 2010, Sachin Tendulkar did the unthinkable and by 2017, we've already had 7 double centurions in ODIs = Rohit Sharma of India (thrice), Virender Sehwag of India, Sachin Tendulkar of India, Chris Gayle of West Indies and Martin Guptill of New Zealand..

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

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