Skipper Virat Kohli today scored his seventh double ton and the Run Machine now has the most number of 200 plus scores for an Indian batsman.
King Kohli achieved the feat on the second day of the second Test match between India and South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
#ViratKohli smashed his 7th double hundred during the 1st innings of the second Test against South Africa; becomes first Indian to score seven double tons in Test cricket, overtaking Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar, who had scored six each.#INDvSA
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Kohli laid a solid platform for India as the Asian Giants declared their innings of the day at a mammoth 601/5.
With this Feat under his belt, Kohli surpassed former team India Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag in the list for the most number of double hundreds for an Indian batsman. The Sultan of Najafgarh, Virender Sehwag had six scores of 200 plus in Test cricket.
The India n skipper has scored all his double centuries after 2016. With this innings, the batsman has also gone past the 7000 run mark in the longest format of the game.
In the match, the 30-year-old Kohli also surpassed former Australia Legend Don Bradman to record the most number of 150 plus scores as a captain.
The dashing batsman now has 9 scores of 150 plus while captaining India, whereas Bradman had 8 scores of more than 150.
The 30-year-old team India skipper, who is leading his side in the 50th Test match, also joined New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming, England’s Alastair Cook and Australia’s Steve Waugh to become only the fourth captain to smash a century in his 50th match as captain.
Kohli now also has most runs as an Indian captain. He also went past former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.
Earlier in the second Day of the 2nd test, as Kohli slammed his 26th Test century he became the first Indian to score 40 hundreds as skipper.
This needs to be mentioned that, Australia’s Ricky Ponting has the most international hundreds as a skipper. The former Australian great had 41 centuries as the captain for Australia in international cricket.