Virat Kohli scores 204, surpasses Bradman and Dravid on consecutive double tons
With this double ton, the Indian skipper surpassed Virender Sehwag for most runs in a home season
Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the first batsman to score four double centuries in four successive test series after he went past the two hundred mark in the one-off Test match against Bangladesh. He thus overdone the record set by Sir Don Bradman and Rahul Dravid who hit three double tons in three successive series.
Kohli was considered as the best batsman for ODI only scoring centuries very easily. In Tests, he has managed to score good runs everyone admitted that he never came up to his best. On that time, he was yet to score his first double century.
Since July last year, he had staged a comeback and made his record straight. Today, he hit his fourth double century, in four consecutive series.
In July, he hit 200 against West Indies, then he followed it up with 211 against New Zealand at Indore, 235 against England at Mumbai and then here a 204 against Bangladesh in the ongoing one-off Test.
With this double ton, the Indian skipper surpassed Virender Sehwag for most runs in a home season. While Sehwag has 1105 runs in 2004-05 season, Virat already scored 1168 this season.
Kohli reached his double century with only 239 balls and the innings had 24 beautiful fours. Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam ousted Kohli shortly after his double ton in the post-lunch session.
The Indian captain was reported to be dominated from the start of today's session. He started well by punishing Taskin Ahmed in the third over for two boundaries.
Kohli was trapped in close leg-before call before the lunch but it was overturned in the review.