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.
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.
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:
reminder. virat kohli will only turn 31 next month. #INDvSA
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 11, 2019
Writing on Kohli but it feels Deja-vu. Everything written before. Hardly anything new. Apart from the few jitters at the start, Kohli has really just flown.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) October 11, 2019
Run machine @imVkohli congratulations on your 26th test 100 🏏 pic.twitter.com/jeUJhPlfxb
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 11, 2019
Virat Kohli hit ZERO sixes in his 200 today, so far. Rohit Sharma hit 13 in the last test in two innings. Kohli has hit just 20 sixes in 138 innings, compared with Rohit Sharma's 45 in 49 innings. That's how disciplined Kohli is. #KingKohli
— Anurag Kotoky (@anuragkotoky) October 11, 2019
👑 King Kohli 👑
7️⃣ – No. of double centuries
7️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ – No. of Test runs#INDvSA
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) October 11, 2019
Most double 💯s in Test Cricket :
Don Bradman 12
K Sangakkara 11
B Lara 9
Virat Kohli 7*
W Hammond 7
M Jayawardene 7#INDvSA #INDvsSA #ViratKohli
— Akhil Gupta 🏏 (@Guptastats92) October 11, 2019
Most double 💯 for 🇮🇳 in Test :
Virat Kohli 7 *
Virender Sehwag 6
Sachin Tendulkar 6
Rahul Dravid 5
Sunil Gavaskar 4
Cheteshwar Pujara 3#INDvSA #INDvsSA #ViratKohli
— Akhil Gupta 🏏 (@Guptastats92) October 11, 2019
The landmarks flow for Virat Kohli. Like a champion batsman he breaks a 10 innings century drought with a double. And, something that is becoming noteworthy for him, without a single six! Most doubles by an Indian now and the small matter of 7000 test runs.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 11, 2019
Brilliant from the Indian captain. Well played. This double ton has set up the match as well. @imVkohli and his team should close the series here.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) October 11, 2019
7 double tons!
Starting from his first double century in Tests, #ViratKohli's scores every time he reached 3-figure mark are:
Dismissed for less than 150 only 4 times out of those 15 centuries.#INDvSA
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) October 11, 2019
7 double hundreds, 7000 Test runs… Virat Kohli continues to break records. One can only marvel at how he manages to stay in the moment each time he comes out to bat. No Indian has got as many double hundreds in Test cricket now. pic.twitter.com/qArA8LLJ5D
— Ashish Magotra (@clutchplay) October 11, 2019
Most Test double-centuries since June 2016:
Virat Kohli – 7
England – 3
New Zealand – 3
Pakistan – 3
Australia – 2
Bangladesh – 2
West Indies – 1#IndvSA
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 11, 2019
Virat Kohli completes his seventh double hundred in Tests and also completes 7000 Test runs.
Joint-fourth in the list of fastest to 7k runs (138 innings) behind Hammond, Sehwag and Sachin.
Also joint-fourth in the list of most 200s behind Bradman, Sangakkara and Lara#INDvSA
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) October 11, 2019
Have witnessed all seven of his double hundreds… textbook batting. Not a page missing! #ViratKohli #IndvSA
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) October 11, 2019