Great power comes with great responsibility is a famous Spiderman dialogue and it goes well with the power of being the Indian captain. Virat Kohli had scored zero double centuries in the first 41 Test matches of his career. No surprise there has been a drastic change in the next 40 Test matches. Kohli has scored seven double centuries in the next 40 Test matches to turn his Test career upside down. The Indian captain is leading the team for the 50th time in Test fold and all of his seven double tons have come when he has been the captain of the ship.
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The Indian captain was at his absolute best when he scored a sublime knock of 254 runs in the second Test against South Africa. The right-hander scored 33 fours and two sixes in his marathon knock.
Kohli has been at his best.
Meanwhile, Kohli’s record since he has taken over the captaincy reins has been staggering. The right-hander has come up with great performances and the level of consistency has been insane.
“Feels great obviously. It’s nice little thing to get along in your career…most no of double hundred. I struggled to get big scores initially in my career but then as soon as I became captain then…you invariably just think about the team all the time and you can’t think about your own game. In that process, you end up batting more than you can imagine and that’s been the mindset for a long time now. Very happy it was a dominating day for us again and we are on the top position so all over I am very happy,” Kohli said.
Kohli believes that the leadership role has helped him play with more responsibility as he is thinking more about the team as the captain. Furthermore, Kohli became the first Indian captain to cross 250 run-mark in the Test format.
“In hot and humid conditions or even in testing conditions, you just have to think about the team and you end up batting three-four hours more than you have. Then Jadeja came to bat so you have to run fast with Jaddu. It was physically and mentally challenging but that’s what you prepare for as an international player,” Kohli was quoted as saying by ‘bcci.tv’.
The Indian captain spoke about his epic double century & picked his top two Test double hundreds in his career so far.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2019
Virat Kohli’s double century has put India in the driver’s seat. The Proteas are in arrears by 565 runs and they are in quicksand at 36-3. The hosts’ have been dominating and would like to continue their assault on the third day’s play.