Indian skipper Virat Kohli continued to break records as he reached his double century on Day two of the second Test match against South Africa on Friday. Virat scored an unbeaten 254 before India declared their innings with a mammoth score of 601-5. Kohli ended his century drought in the longest format of the game and scored his first century of 2019. Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle admired Virat Kohli’s glorious innings and also pointed out an interesting aspect of Virat’s gameplay. Taking to Twitter, Bhogle pointed out that Virat Kohli reached the milestone of 200 runs without hitting a single six in his innings until that point.
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
Harsha Bhogle also mentioned the fact that Virat Kohli has now scored more double hundreds than any other Indian batsman surpassing Sachin Tendulkar. Virat Kohli also achieved the milestone of scoring 7000 runs in Test cricket overtaking many cricketing legends on his way in his 50th Test match as the captain of the Indian team.
Resuming his innings on Day two, skipper Virat Kohli played a magnificent knock en route to 250 runs and received good support from Ravindra Jadeja on the other end. Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed for 59 runs following which the Indian skipper stepped on the accelerator and quickly went from scoring a 100 to a 200 and finally a 250 which included 33 fours and two sixes. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja narrowly missed out on his century by just nine runs as he fell prey to South Africa's Senuran Muthuswamy. Skipper Virat Kohli was hailed as a selfless skipper by the fans for declaring the innings at the fall of Jadeja's wicket instead of pursuing his maiden score of 300 runs as there were still 18 overs left for the day. Virat Kohli's latest knock take his Test tally to 7054 runs, averaging 55.11 with seven double-hundreds to his name. Virat Kohli also broke Australian legend Don Bradman's record of scoring the most number of 150-run knocks as a captain as he registered the ninth 150-run score of his career as opposed to Bradman's eight.