Test cricket is the format that tests the patience of a batsman to a great extent. Any batsman who plays for the country wants to hit a Test hundred for the team. Scoring a century is already a huge thing but scoring a double century in is an unbelievable feat in itself. Some players have started their careers with magnificent performances, and Yashasvi Jaiswal is one of them. He scored a century on his test debut for India and now he joins the elite list of scoring a double ton as an Indian. He also becomes the third youngest Indian player to score a double century in the red ball format.
Vinod Kambli had two double tons before turning 22 - his first against England came when he was 21 years and 35 days old. He is not only the youngest Indian batter to score a double century in test cricket, but also the first ever left-handed Indian batter to hit a double century in test cricket.
He broke Sunil Gavaskar's record after 22 years and became the youngest batter in Indian Cricket History to hit a double hundred. Kambli struck 224 runs, an inning to remember for a long long time.
Vinod Kambli hit the second of his Test double-hundreds against Zimbabwe at the Feroz Shah Kotla (now Arun Jaitley Stadium) in Delhi. It followed his match-winning 224 against England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
He walked in early after the fall of Manoj Prabhakar's wicket and shared 100-run partnerships with Navjot Sidhu, Sachin Tendulkar and Azharuddin. After playing a tremendous knock of 227, Kambli lost his wicket.
In the five-match Test series against West Indies in 1971, Gavaskar scored 774 runs with the highlight of the series being his 124 and a world-class 220 in the final Test. He became the youngest Indian batter to score a double century in test cricket at the age of 21 years and 283 days. Later, Vinod Kambli broke his record against England.
One of the greatest innings on West Indies’ soil by an Indian batter came in that series. The young opener Sunil Gavaskar struck 220 in the second innings, having already scored 124 in the first innings in Port of Spain. He struck 22 boundaries on his way to the double hundred and made the host bowlers try everything against him.
Gavaskar made his Test debut in that series, scoring 65 and 67. He made his debut in the second game of the series and smashed his maiden double ton in the fifth and final game.
Gavaskar's 1971 debut Test Series: 65, 67*, 116, 64*, 1, 117, 124, 220. A total of 774 at an average of 154.80.
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a sensational double century on Day Two of the second Test against England in Vishakhapatnam at the age of 22 years and 77 days. He completed the feat in 277 balls and played a crucial role in helping India get past 350 in the first innings.
His inning of 209 includes 18 fours and 7 sixes. Jaiswal surpassed his previous highest score of 171 on his debut against West Indies. Jaiswal became the fourth left-handed batter to hit a Test double century, joining Vinod Kambli, Sourav Ganguly, and Gautam Gambhir.
He also became the third youngest Indian to achieve this milestone. Vinod Kambli remains the youngest, accomplishing the feat at the age of 21 years and 35 days.