Headlines October 12, 2019
Virat Kohli breaks new records
Virat Kohli is on a roll and has created history yet again.
Virat Kohli has first Indian player to hit 40 international hundreds as captain. He has also become the second overall player to do so and now has 26 Test hundreds and 69 international centuries.
While playing first innings of the second Test against South Africa yesterday, Virat also slammed his seventh double hundred in Test cricket and made 250 runs. He has also broken the record for most Test double hundreds by an Indian player and has surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and
Virender Sehwag. Kohli also reached 7,000 runs in Test cricket.
With 250 runs Virat broke his own previous record of most runs in an innings as captain. He has also become the first Indian to hit Test double centuries against six different teams.
Above all Virat has broken the record of former Australia batsman Don Bradman for hitting most 150-plus scores as captain in Test cricket.
Bradman had hit eight 150-plus scores as captain in Test cricket between 1937 and 1948 and Virat has done it nine times.
“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 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,” said Virat Kohli.
Vikrant Gupta tweeted,” I know it sounds selfish for a captain, but my heart says Virat could have gone for a 300! He does deserve a 300 against his name #IndvsSA
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