Sri Lankan cricketer Pathum Nissanka etched his name into the record books by becoming the first Sri Lankan male player to achieve a double century in One Day International (ODI) cricket.
Nissanka’s remarkable innings of 210 not out not only marked a historic milestone but also set a new record for the highest individual score by a Sri Lankan batsman in ODIs. Surpassing the legendary Sanath Jayasuriya’s record of 189 runs, which stood for 24 years, Nissanka’s monumental achievement highlights his exceptional batting prowess.
Opening the innings for Sri Lanka, Nissanka’s innings was a testament to his resilience and determination. Despite a shaky start, he gradually found his rhythm and unleashed a flurry of boundaries and sixes to propel his team’s total. His innings was characterized by a blend of patience and aggression, as he meticulously built his innings before unleashing an array of attacking strokes.
Nissanka’s historic feat will be remembered as a defining moment in Sri Lankan cricket history, showcasing the emergence of a new batting sensation on the international stage.