Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Credits: BCCI)

Last Update on: October 11th, 2019 at 05:58 pm

The Indian captain Virat Kohli was able to convert his century into a double ton against South Africa in the second Test match at Pune. Kohli completed his 26th century earlier in the day and then went on to make a daddy hundred. The right-hander batted at the top of his game to bring up his seventh double century in the Test fold. Thus, Kohli overtook Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag’s tally of double centuries as both of them had scored six double tons.

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The right-hander has played only 138 innings and he has been the epitome of consistency. In fact, Kohli had not got a century in the last 12 innings and ended his drought in style. The right-hander had scored his last Test century against Australia in Perth in 2018.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. BCCI Twitter

Kohli is on fire.

Kohli had a quiet tour to the West Indies as per his standards and could only score 20 and unbeaten 31 runs in the first Test match at Visakhapatnam.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane added a gargantuan partnership of 178 runs for the fourth wicket partnership. Both the batsmen played with guile and gave no chance to the Proteas. The Indian vice-captain gave great support to his skipper as he scored a fine knock of 59 runs.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Credit: AP

Earlier on day one, Mayank Agarwal continued his sublime form going. The right-hander scored his back to back century as he scored an outstanding knock of 108 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara also gave good support to the Indian opener as the solid batsman scored 58 runs. Pujara and Agarwal had added 138 runs for the second wicket partnership.

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Meanwhile, India has once again put their noses in front as they are currently 466-4 in the first innings. The hosts’ are leading 1-0 in the three-match series and they would like to take an impregnable lead.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Virat Kohli’s double century:

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