virat Kohli centuries, Indian captain Virat Kohli simply crossed another point of reference. Only a day in the wake of turning into the primary Indian skipper to hit a hat-trick of hundreds out of a three-Test arrangement, the unbelievable cricketer on Sunday turned into the principal player to score six twofold centuries as commander.
The Indian captain scored 200 off 238 balls on the second day of the continuous Test against Sri Lanka.
While it’s a first as a commander, yet Kohli now shares the record of most number (six) of twofold centuries for Indian in Test cricket with Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.
The point of reference was accomplished on the second day of the third and last Test against Sri Lanka here on Sunday.
6th double hundred for Virat in less than 500 days. Special players make it count and Virat Kohli is extra special. Amazing intent right from the beginning.#INDvSL
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 3 December 2017
Kohli, playing in his 63rd Test, took 238 conveyances to finish his second back to back twofold hundred as he kept on looting the Sri Lankans in the morning session of the match at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium.
Unexpectedly, this is likewise Kohli’s first since forever Test hundred at the Feroz Shah Kotla. His century off 110 balls and the 50 years off 52 balls were his individual quickest points of interest in this arrangement.
Kohli pulled pacer Suranga Lakmal and ran two to raise his 6th twofold century in 238 balls, which included 20 limits.
Till 2016, Virat Kohli didn’t have a single double century. Now he has six. Shows you that great players make a good phase really count.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 3 December 2017
The guests utilized the old ball for an extensive period before selecting the new ball yet Kohli’s ability and Sri Lanka’s dull was clarified on simply the main ball with Suranga Lakmal veering on the cushions and the captain coolly cutting the ball towards the on-side area for a limit with little object. That shot itself could whole up how Kohli played and how simple he had. Furthermore, the same could be said for his thump in Nagpur.
On the second day of the third Test against Sri Lanka, Kohli raised his second sequential twofold century – following his 213 run thump in Nagpur – from 238 balls while aggregating 20 limits amid that period. Kohli started the day’s play, nearby Rohit Sharma, from 156 runs and much like the opening day’s play, he was scarcely disturbed by the Sri Lankan bowlers.
He is additionally just the second Indian after Vinod Kambli to score consecutive twofold hundreds. In 1993, the previous left-gave batsman had scored 224 against England in Mumbai and 227 against Zimbabwe in Delhi.
In general, Kohli is in the 6th place in the rundown of most twofold hundreds of every a profession, which is bested by Australian legend Don Bradman (12), trailed by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (11), Lara (9), England’s Wally Hammond (7) and Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene (7).