Virat kholi double centuries
Virat Kohli broke the record of Sachin and Virender Sehwag, planted 7th double century
Virat Kohli has broken the Indian record of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. He has become the Indian batsman to score the most double centuries in Test cricket. On Friday, the second day of the Test match against South Africa in Pune, the Indian captain scored the 7th double century of his Test career. With this, he also completed 7000 runs in Test cricket.
Bradman at the forefront
Australian cricket legend Don Bradman holds the record for scoring the most double centuries in Test cricket. Bradman had scored 12 double centuries in 52 Tests. Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara had 11 and Brian Lara had 9 double centuries. England batsman Volley Hammond has 7 in 85 Tests and Jayawardene has scored 7 double centuries in 149 Tests.
7000 runs also completed
With this, Kohli also completed his 7000 runs in Test cricket. He achieved this position in 138 innings. He is the third Indian batsman to reach the lowest number of matches here. From India, Virender Sehwag achieved this feat in 134 and Sachin Tendulkar in 136 innings.
Virat Kohli crossed the 150 mark for the 9th time in Test cricket as a captain. Bradman had crossed the 150+ mark as captain 8 times. With this, he overtook the total runs (6996) in Test cricket. Brian Lara, Mahela Jayawardene, Graeme Smith and Michael Clarke have done this 7 times.
Fastest 1000 test runs
Virat Kohli became the Indian batsman to complete 1000 Test runs against South Africa in the shortest innings. Kohli achieved this position in his 19th innings. He broke the record of Virender Sehwag, who had completed 1000 runs against South Africa in 20 innings. Sachin Tendulkar had completed 1000 Test runs in 29 innings and Rahul Dravid in 30 innings.
When Kohli got his life
Virat Kohli had not hit any six in his double century. He then hit the first six of this innings. When Kohli was on a score of 208, he got a life-time. His catch was caught by Muthusamy's ball but it was a no-ball.
Ahead of Sachin-Sehwag
Kohli achieved this position in the 138th innings of his 81st Test match. Earlier Sachin Tendulkar has scored 326 innings in 200 Tests and Virender Sehwag has scored 6-6 double centuries in 180 innings of 104 Tests.