England's Ben Stokes celebrates scoring a double century with Jonny Bairstow during the second cricket test match against South Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, January 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
England's Ben Stokes celebrates scoring a double century with Jonny Bairstow during the second cricket test match against South Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, January 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Today Ben Stokes hits the 2nd fastest double century by making 258. So we at Essentially Sports bring to you the top 10 fastest double centuries in International Cricket:

10) Virender Sehwag, 222 Balls

Back in the summer of 2004, Virender Sehwag became the Sultan of Multan when he showed the world the damage he can cause with his style of cricket in the longer format of the game. Virender Sehwag has carved a niche for himself in world cricket with his great hand-eye coordination and stand and deliver policy. He was India’s most destructive opening batsman of the modern era. He was a  fierce cutter of the  ball. It was his strike-rate of 82.23 even in Tests which separated him from other openers of his time. It was a first day blockbuster by Sehwag as not only did he score a 222 ball double century but he also went on to score a 375-ball 309 in the first innings in Multan and helped India post a mammoth total of 675/5 dec. The innings was also famous for Sehwag’s pep talk to Shoaib Akhtar -“Beta beta hota hai, baap baap hota hai”, when he was referring to Sachin Tendulkar hooking the Rawalpindi Express for a six.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag celebrates his century in Multan

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