Chris Gayle became first cricketer to score Double Century in Cricket World Cup
Gayle is the fourth cricketer to score an ODI double century after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma.
Chris Gayle, the Cricketer of West Indies on 24 February 2015 became the first person to make double century in any Cricket World Cup. He struck 202 off 138 balls in a match against Zimbabwe in World Cup 2015.
The match was played at Canberra's Manuka Oval and by the end of match Gayle scored 215 off 147 balls. Bowlers of Zimbabwe who bowled in the match included Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura, Sikandar Raza, Tafadzwa Kamungozi and Hamilton Masakadza.
This is the fastest double century in any ODIs, the previous record was held by Virender Sehwag of India who scored a double century off 140 balls. Sehwag scored a double century in a match played against West Indies at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore in December 2011.
Apart from this, Gayle is the first cricketer outside India to smash a double-century in ODIs. The three Indians to score a double century in ODIs include Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma. The first-ever ODI double ton was scored by Sachin Tendulkar against South Africa in Gwalior.