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IND vs SA 2019: Records Broken as Virat Kohli Hits His 7th Double Hundred

IND vs SA 2019: Records Broken as Virat Kohli Hits His 7th Double Hundred

Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli has acheived a milestone in the ongoing second Test against South Africa in Pune. When he ran for two runs while batting at 198 to reach his seventh double-century, he made not only one but two records. He not only reached 7000 Test runs in the process, but also became the only Indian batsman with most double hundreds in history.

On the overall list of most double centuris by a player, Virat Kohli’s 200 puts him at the fourth position jointly, along with Jayawardene of Sri Lanka and Wally Hammond of England. He remained unbeaten on 256, after Ravindra Jadeja departed on 91 and then he decided to declare the innings.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli
Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. ©AFP

During this unbeaten knock, Virat Kohli has gone past Ken Barrington (6806) and Ross Taylor (6839). He has broken a lot of records as well as made it. He became the first Indian to score 40 hundreds as a captain. Former Australia capain Virat Kohli has 41. He surpassed the great Don Bradman and became the first captain to score most 150+ scores (9*). He even scored the most double hundreds by a captain (7) as well as an Indian (7). He even scored the most Test double-centuries since June 2016 – 7.

He was the fastest to 26 Test Centuries:

Don Bradman – 69 innings
Steve Smith – 120 innings
Sachin Tendulkar – 136 innings
Virat Kohli – 138 innings*
Sunil Gavaskar – 144 innings

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