Virat Kohli Sets Record for Most Double Centuries as Test Captain

Published on December 04, 2017
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).

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