"I am very happy for Viru. It is even more satisfying that an Indian has broken my record."
Sachin Tendulkar, the only other batsman to have hit an ODI double-ton to date

"People thought there are a few who could score 200 after Paji [Tendulkar], I always believed there is only one: one of our modern era legends - Sehwag."
The India captain, MS Dhoni, on Twitter

"Well I did watch some of that innings by Viru... Brilliant striking!! Congrats on your 219... That's child abuse! [As] The Mask would say, Smoking!"
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Twitter

"I say it again! I never saw Sir Viv bat but I've seen Sehwag bat! What a player, 219 in a one day game is next to impossible!"
Sehwag's team-mate Yuvraj Singh on Twitter

"If you are a cricket fan, please switch your TV's on right now and watch a genius bat... Sehwag destroying the WI... World record coming..."
England batsman Kevin Pietersen on Twitter

"Wow, Test match tomorrow but am still up watching Virender Sehwag score, hopefully, 200. Unreal, and he does [get the] highest ever. Well done mate."
Australia's David Warner on Twitter

"When Viv Richards retired I thought it was end of entertainment. But then came Sehwag, the King of entertainment! Long live the King!!"
TV commentator and former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja on Twitter

"Sehwag, the greatest slaughterer of bowling since IVA Richards."
Derek Pringle, cricket writer with the Daily Telegraph and former England player