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.

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Feb 24, 2015, 18:45 PM IST
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.