Records continue tumbling as Virat Kohli headed to yet another twofold century to end up noticeably a commander with the most twofold centuries in Test cricket history. He brought his 6th twofold ton at his home ground Feroz Shah Kotla.
This is his second progressive twofold ton, having struck 213 in Nagpur in the past match. In doing as such, he joined a world class club of just six batsmen to have accomplished this accomplishment in Test history. The main other Indian to have done this is Vinod Kambli, against England and Zimbabwe in 1993. Wally Hammond is the just a single to accomplish this twice.
Kohli set another record for most twofold centuries by skippers in Tests – six – going past Brian Lara who had five. Thinking about the period between 1932 to 2015, no Indian chief had hit more than one twofold century.
MAK Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni had hit one each in their opportunity driving the side. Unexpectedly, since Kohli scored his initially twofold century – 200 against West Indies in Antigua in July 2016 – no other commander has overseen even one.
Having hit no twofold century in his initial five years of Test profession, Kohli has now overseen six such twofold tons. Until 2015, he had 11 hundreds from 72 innings in 41 Tests with most astounding score of 169. From that point forward, inside year and a half, 33 innings and 22 Tests, he has changed over six of his nine centuries into pairs. He joined Virender Sehwag and Tendulkar to hit six twofold hundreds for India.
Kohli imitated Vinoo Mankad to wind up plainly just the second India batsman to hit numerous twofold hundreds in a similar arrangement. Mankad had done it in the four-coordinate arrangement against New Zealand in 1955-56. Among chiefs, Kohli is the fifthto accomplish this after Bradman, Graeme Smith, Brendon McCullum and Michael Clarke (twice). He additionally turn into the principal batsman to score three twofold centuries each in two years – 2016 and 2017.
Kohli’s 243 in Delhi is his profession best in Tests, going past his 235 against England at Wankhede a year ago. This was the fourteenth time he beat his most astounding score. He started with 4 keeps running in his introduction innings and after that enhanced his scores in this form.