From Jingle to Gayle all the way….West Indians can’t stop celebrating the feat their Iron Man has achieved. He became the first non-Indian to score a double ton and the first to score a double ton in the World Cup.
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle created a record as he became the first batsman to score double ton in the ICC World Cup. He achieved this landmark against Zimbabwe in their Pool B match. This was also the fastest ever double century scored ever in the history of cricket till now.
The 35-year-old left-hander hit Tendai Chatara for a boundary in the 46th over of the West Indies innings to reach the mark in 138 balls.
He was dismissed on the last ball of the West Indies innings after scoring mammoth 215 runs from 147 balls.
He slammed 10 foures & 16 sixes, equalling the record of hitting maximum sixes, 16, in an ODI innings.
Gayle became the first non-Indian batsman to post double ton in ODIs after Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar.
The West Indian coincidentally scored his double century exactly on the day when master blaster hammered first ever ODI double ton five years ago in 2010 against South Africa in Gwalior.
Gayle was involved in the world record partnership for any wicket with Marlon Samuels as the duo shared 372-run stand for the second wicket to power West Indies to 372/2 in 50 overs.