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Virat Kohli Sets Record for Most Double Centuries as Test Captain

Captain Virat Kohli broke Brian Lara's record for most double centuries scored by a Test captain.

Virat Kohli Sets Record for Most Double Centuries as Test Captain

  • He set up the record on the second day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Delhi on Sunday, 3 December.
  • He has equalled Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag for most double hundreds for India in Tests.
  • In 1993, the former left-handed batsman had scored 224 against England in Mumbai and 227 against Zimbabwe in Delhi.
  • Overall, Kohli is in the sixth place in the list of most double hundreds in a career, which is topped by Australian legend Don Bradman (12), followed by Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (11), Lara (9), England's Wally Hammond (7) and Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene (7).
  • On Day 1 of the Delhi Test, he became the first captain to hit three successive hundreds in a three-Test series. 
  • The India captain also completed his individual 5,000 runs in the longest version of the game, becoming the 11th Indian batsman to achieve the feat
  • Kohli took 105 innings to cross the 5000-mark, becoming the fourth fastest to achieve the feat in terms of innings behind Sunil Gavaskar (95), Virender Sehwag (99) and Sachin Tendulkar (103).
Virat Kohli Sets Record for Most Double Centuries as Test Captain Virat Kohli Sets Record for Most Double Centuries as Test Captain Reviewed by insiya yadav on December 04, 2017 Rating: 5

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