Virat Kohli becomes first Indian skipper to score three double tons
Mumbai: The run-machine Virat Kohli has done it yet again. This time he saved his name in the record-book as first Indian skipper to post three double tons.
Interestingly, all three double tons came in the year 2016 as a skipper, another record. Former Australian captain Michael Clarke, however, leads the list hitting four double centuries in a calendar year.
Wankhede crowd was standing up to take a picture of their star, who they found as a successor of Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli had kissed his helmet after completing his spectacular double ton.
It could be mentioned here that this is Kohli’s 52nd Test match and the right handed batting giant has crossed the career average of 50.
Indian is dominating in the fourth Test of the five-match series against England getting a strong 178-run lead. Indian team is 578/7 with Virat Kohli (206) and Jayant Yadav (92) at the crease.
Lauding the feat of Virat, former player and ace-commentator dubbed former as the best batsman in the world at the moment. "There are lot of arguments about who is the best batsman in the world but Virat's performance during last one year has settled the matter once for all in his favour," said the former Indian team director said while commentating in the current Test match.
Kohli, in the process, also scored 1,000 runs in the current calendar year.