Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma Virendra Sehwag and Rohit Sharma only captains To Score A Double century in ODI
Virender Sehwag is the only Captain To Score A Double century in ODI

Captains To Score A Double century in ODI, Virendra Sehwag and Rohit Sharma

Double centuries in One Day Internationals (ODIs) are quite rare, as the format of the game is designed to encourage aggressive, quick scoring. As of my knowledge cutoff, there have been only two captains who have scored double centuries in ODIs:

  • Virender Sehwag (India) – scored a double century (219) as captain in 2011.
  • Rohit Sharma (India) – scored a double century (208) as captain in 2013.

Yes, that’s right, no other captains have achieved the feat apart from these two. Conincidently they both were captaining the side in absence of team’s regular captain.

Virendra Sehwag, Captains To Score A Double century in ODI

In the game vs West Indies in Dec’2011, Virender Sehwag was leading the side in the absence of MS Dhoni and scored 219 runs in 149 balls. He hit 25 fours and 7 sixes fly off his blade.

Rohit Sharma, Captains To Score A Double century in ODI

In the game vs Sri Lanka in Dec’2013, Rohit Sharma was leading the side in the absence of Virat Kohli and scored 208* runs in 153 balls. He hit 13 fours and 12 sixes in his score.

Most runs in an innings by a captain

PlayerRunsBalls4s6sSRTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
Virendra Sehwag219149257146.97Indiav West IndiesIndore08-Dec-11
Rohit Sharma208*1531312135.94Indiav Sri LankaMohali13-Dec-17
Sanath Jayasuriya189161214117.39Sri Lankav IndiaSharjah29-Oct-00
Sachin Tendulkar186*150203124Indiav New ZealandHyderabad (Deccan)08-Nov-99
Sir Viv Richards181125167144.8West Indiesv Sri LankaKarachi13-Oct-87
Kapil Dev175*138166126.81Indiav ZimbabweTunbridge Wells18-Jun-83
GM Turner171*20116285.07New Zealandv East AfricaBirmingham07-Jun-75
RT Ponting164105139156.19Australiav South AfricaJohannesburg12-Mar-06
SPD Smith164157144104.45Australiav New ZealandSydney04-Dec-16
AB de Villiers162*66178245.45South Africav West IndiesSydney27-Feb-15
V Kohli160*159122100.62Indiav South AfricaCape Town07-Feb-18

So, Virendra Sehwag and Rohit Sharma are the only Captains To Score A Double century in ODI

Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma (redefined opening in One Day Internationals)

Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma are two of the most dynamic and explosive batsmen to have ever played the game of cricket. Both have had successful careers as openers for the Indian national team, and have also had the opportunity to lead the team as captains.

Virender Sehwag, known as the “Nawab of Najafgarh,” was known for his aggressive and fearless approach to batting. He brought that same attitude to his captaincy, leading by example and encouraging his teammates to play with the same level of confidence and freedom. Sehwag’s captaincy style was marked by a willingness to take risks and try new things, rather than playing it safe. This approach helped him lead India to some memorable victories during his tenure.

Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, is known for his calm and composed approach to batting, and that same demeanor carries over to his captaincy as well. Sharma is known to be a thoughtful and strategic captain, who carefully considers his options and makes calculated decisions. He is also known to be an excellent communicator, who is able to keep his team focused and motivated even in high-pressure situations. Under Sharma’s leadership, the Indian team has had a number of successful campaigns, including a series win against Australia in 2020 and an ODI series win against England in 2022.

Both Sehwag and Sharma have been able to lead their teams to success through their unique captaincy styles. Sehwag’s aggressive and daring approach helped him lead India to some unexpected victories, while Sharma’s strategic and composed approach helped him guide the team to consistent and dominant performances. Both players have been able to inspire their teammates to play to their full potential, and have left a lasting impact on Indian cricket.

FAQs

How does Rohit Sharma captaincy style differ from Virender Sehwag?

Virender Sehwag’s captaincy style was marked by an aggressive and fearless approach, while Rohit Sharma is known for his calm and composed approach to captaincy. Sehwag encouraged his teammates to play with the same level of confidence and freedom, while Sharma is known to be a strategic and composed captain.

When did Virendra Sehwag score his double hundred in ODIs?

Virendra Sehwag scored his double hundred in ODIs on December 8, 2011, against West Indies.

What was the final score when Sehwag scored his double hundred?

Sehwag scored 219 runs off 149 balls as India scored a total of 418/5 in 50 overs.

How many double centuries has Sehwag scored in his ODI career?

Virendra Sehwag has scored 1 double century in his ODI career.

What is the highest individual score in ODIs?

The highest individual score in ODIs is held by Rohit Sharma, who scored 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014.

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