Chris Gayle, Sachin Tendulkar and their historic February 24 connection!

West Indies opener Chris Gayle's blistering knock of 215 against Zimbabwe on Tuesday shattered several cricket records.

Chris Gayle, Sachin Tendulkar and their historic February 24 connection!

New Delhi: West Indies opener Chris Gayle's blistering knock of 215 against Zimbabwe on Tuesday shattered several cricket records.

The left-hander's 147-ball innings comprised of 10 boundaries and 16 sixes. The hard-hitting batsman not only etched his name in the annals of history, but also helped mark February 24 as a significant date in world cricket.

Gayle's double hundred was the first ever by any player in a World Cup. Interestingly, the first-ever double ton in ODI cricket was also scored on this same date by master blaster Sachin Tendulkar in 2010 against South Africa in Nagpur.

Gayle's record-breaking display at the Manuka Oval was lauded by members of the cricketing fraternity.