Uttarakhand’s Karanveer Kaushal has equaled the record of scoring the fastest double century in a List A game. In the process he went past Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma. Not only that, Karan has left behind Chris Gayle of West Indies and Pakistan’s Fakar Zaman. Karanveer completed his double century in 132 balls.
On Saturday, in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Karanveer scored his first double century of List A Cricket in 132 balls. Karanveer has equaled Shikhar Dhawan’s record of fastest double hundred in List A cricket. Dhawan scored 200 runs in 132 balls against South Africa A. Dhawan scored a total of 248 runs in that innings.
At the same time, Sachin Tendulkar, who was the first player to reach the 200 run mark in international cricket, achieved this mark in 173 balls. At the same time, Virender Sehwag had played 140 balls to complete his double century. Rohit Sharma, who has scored three double hundreds in ODIs till now, made his fastest double century in 151 balls. However, after making the double century, he further scored 64 runs in just 15 balls.
At the same time, Karanveer has overtaken foreign cricketers who have scored double centuries in international cricket. Karanveer effort was quicker than that of Chris Gayle of West Indies (138 balls), Martin Guptill of New Zealand (152 balls) and Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman (149 balls).