India’s batting sensation and the skipper of the national team, Virat Kohli, on Sunday broke the record of West Indian legendary batsman Brian Lara by scoring double centuries more than six times – most as a captain in the five-day format.
Kohli, who scored 243 against Sri Lanka at Delhi’s Firozshah Kotla ground, also equalled Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag’s records in sharing the record of most number of double centuries for India in Test cricket.
Kohli, playing in his just 63rd Test, took 238 deliveries to complete his second consecutive double hundred. Kohli has been unstoppable with his superb batting form lately and been busy smashing all records.
He has already scored 20 centuries in Test matches and 32 in One Day Internationals.
Former left-handed batting superstar Lara had five double centuries as the West Indies skipper.
India declared their innings on 536/7 on the second day of their third Test against the visitors from Sri Lanka. India lead the series 1-0.
As expected, congratulations have poured in for the magnificent India skipper.
Short of words to describe this man. Speechless. Wherever you are, just stand up , admire and salute the genius, that is Virat Kohli. pic.twitter.com/Z041urCnYV
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 3, 2017
Virat Kohli first Test captain to register six scores of 200+
Prev best: five by Brian Lara#IndvSL
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 3, 2017
Back to back 200s for Kohli. Called it when he had 46. Even allowing for Sri Lanka’s attack, it’s extraordinary. #INDvSL
— mark butcher (@markbutcher72) December 3, 2017
Looks like the Sachin Tendulkar vs Virat Kohli comparison has taken a back seat. It’s Don Bradman vs Virat Kohli now. https://t.co/Nt4JRmEIxA
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) December 3, 2017
(With inputs from IANS)