Number of double centuries by Virat Kohli: The Indian captain scored a double hundred after nearly two years in international cricket.
During the second day of the second Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Pune, India captain Virat Kohli scored his seventh double century in Test cricket. It is worth mentioning that Kohli’s last double century had come during the home series against Sri Lanka in 2017.
In what is his 26th Test century, Kohli successfully converted into a formidable knock to put his team in a string position. Resuming his innings from 63* in the morning, Kohli shifted gears after scoring the 100-run mark.
The 30-year old cricketer was seen playing his shots more freely after getting to his first Test century this year. Batting alongside all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, the pair was continually seen running exceedingly well between the wickets.
It was on the last delivery of the 126th over that Kohli edged a Keshav Maharaj delivery to reach 150 runs. The last time he crossed the 150-run mark was during the tour of South Africa in Cape Town last year. On the fourth delivery of the 144th over, Kohli flicked a Senuran Muthusamy delivery to complete his double century.
Kohli has also went past Indian greats such as Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to score his seventh double century in Tests. Both the former cricketers have six Test double centuries to their name. During his innings, Kohli also surpassed Sir Don Bradman in the list of highest run-scorers in Test matches.
Number of double centuries by Virat Kohli – Twitter reactions:
Was there ever a doubt about this hundred from the moment Virat Kohli came to bat…?! #IndvSA
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) October 11, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2019
In other news.. another double hundred by the staggering run machine @imVkohli . Goes ahead of the legends SMG and SRT with seven double tons.. his fitness puts him in another league.. Virat hai toh mumkin hai! Salute! 👍#INDvsSA
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 11, 2019
The landmarks flow for Virat Kohli. Like a champion batsman he breaks a 10 innings century drought with a double. And, something that is becoming noteworthy for him, without a single six! Most doubles by an Indian now and the small matter of 7000 test runs.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 11, 2019
Brilliant from the Indian captain. Well played. This double ton has set up the match as well. @imVkohli and his team should close the series here.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) October 11, 2019
reminder. virat kohli will only turn 31 next month. #INDvSA
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 11, 2019
There it is! 7th Test double ton for King Kohli! 🙌🏻🙌🏻
Too many feathers with that one hit –
Most double tons by an Indian✅
Most double tons as Test captain✅
7000 career Test runs ✅
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) October 11, 2019
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