After setting a new benchmark for batting at the highest stage, Virat Kohli continued his worldwide domination by slamming yet another Test century. In a whirlwind innings, Kohli registered his highest Test score on Friday with an unbeaten knock of 254. His latest double-hundred is also the seventh of his career, eclipsing Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag's record of most Test double tons by Indians. The Indian cricketing world showered praises for the captain on his recent achievement.
He scored his first 200 against West Indies in July 2016. Kohli made his next five double century in quick time. With scoring more than 30 hundreds in ODIs, Kohli also scored his best in Test cricket. He scored 20 centuries in six years including 14 fifties. The Indian skipper is the fourth Indian to score 200-plus runs in international cricket for more than three times. Virender Sehwag has scored six times including his 300’s in Test and 200’s in ODI. Kohli shares along with Tendulkar and Sehwag with six two hundred plus scores in the test. Rahul Dravid has scored five double centuries in Test.
The 30-year-old is also the first Indian to score 40 international centuries as captain. In competition with the Indian skipper, Ricky Ponting has scored the most international centuries – 41 – as a captain. In the recent test match against South Africa, Kohli scored 254 runs and putting up a tough total for the Proteas to score on Day 3. His captaincy has been tremendous as the Indian team is leading at the top of the table of the ICC World Test Championship.