Indore: Swashbuckling Indian batsman Virender Sehwag smashed 219 off just 149 balls in the fourth one-dayer against the West Indies on Thursday overtaking Tendulkar's unbeaten 200 last year to become the highest individual scorer in an ODI.
"I am happy to have broken my role model Sachin Tendulkar's record. It won't be easy for people to score double hundreds. Over the last so many years only two have done it. This opportunity will come only once in a lifetime and I am happy I have taken it," Sehwag told.
"I never expected to score a double hundred. While opening the innings, I told Gautam Gambhir that if we can show some patience on this track, we will be in for a big one as the wicket is a good one. The outfield is fantastic and the distance of the boundary is only 50 yards," Sehwag he added.
The dashing opener said once the batting power play started, the thought of reaching double hundred crossed his mind.
He thanked his family and thousands of fans who had always had the expectation that he can score a double hundred in ODIs.