Virat Kohli smashes Brian Lara’s records, equals Sachin Tendulkar

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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.

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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.

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As expected, congratulations have poured in for the magnificent India skipper.

(With inputs from IANS)

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  1. Kudos for superb performance. He shold aim at Don’s average per innings and achieve the magic figure 100 in a few more tests

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