The 254-run knock by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli has seen many record books getting dusted off. One of them was related to the legendary Sir Don Bradman for the most number of 150+ scores in longer version of the game. He outsmarted the greatest Australian batsman in record books on Friday at Pune against South Africa.
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Virat Kohli scored 9 150+ Tallies:
Soon after bringing his first Test century in this year, Virat Kohli quickly knocked the remaining fifty runs to lift his bat once again in the middle of the venue. In doing so, Kohli not just scored his 26th Test century but also acquired quite a few records to his name.
With this, he surpassed Australian legend Don Bradman as the captain with most scores of 150 and above. Kohli now has 9 scores of 150+ while captaining India, which is 1 more than Bradman’s tally. Michael Clarke, Mahela Jayawardene, Brian Lara, and Graeme Smith are next on the list with 7 scores of 150+ each as captain.
With that Kohli also bagged 7000 Test runs to become the joint fourth fastest to the milestone along with Gary Sobers and Kumar Sangakkara. All of them had taken 138 innings to reach 7000 Test runs.
During the course, Virat Kohli also equaled former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting by scoring the most number of centuries as Test captain. All in all, after a long time, Virat Kohli got a considerable total to his name. He missed to make it big in the West Indies and also failed to make things fall in place in Visakhapatnam as well.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli also leapfrogged Sunil Gavaskar to become the fourth quickest player to reach 26 Test tons in terms of innings played. While Kohli had taken 138 innings, Gavaskar had achieved the same feat in 144 innings. Only Don Bradman (69), Steve Smith (121) and Sachin Tendulkar (136) are higher than Kohli in the list.