Virat Kohli hits a Double century At last!!
Virat Kohli becomes the first ever Indian Captain to score a double century in Overseas in the Antigua Test against West Indies 2016. He has hit his maiden double century yesterday (22-07-2016) in the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
This is Virat Kohli’s first ever double century in any format of the Cricket including first class matches. His highest was 197 in first class or domestic format and his highest score in the test was 169 against Australia in Melbourne (2014) before this double ton.
Virat Kohli is the first ever Indian Captain to score a double ton in an away Test Series and he surpassed the previous highest of 192 by Mohd.Azharuddin against New Zealand (Auckland) in 1990.
He also becomes the 5th Indian captain to score a double ton after MAK Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and M.S.Dhoni who have their double tons at home series.
Virat Kohli achieved this milestone in 281 deliveries and immediately stood on knees to kiss the turf while Sir Vivian Richards applauding.
This is one of the best moments as of now for Virat and he has now put India in commendable position in their 1st test against West Indies.
India is now in a commendable position in the Antigua Test:
Anil Kumble who is the new Head Coach for Team India has seen celebrating in the stands with lots of joy as he can’t get better than this from his boys. Ravichandran Ashwin with 104 batting, Shikhar Dhawan with 84 runs has put healthy partnerships with Virat Kohli which made India post 588/6 at stumps on day 2.
The maiden double century effort from Virat Kohli has set Social media on fire especially Twitter, where many Critics, Experts, and former cricketers flooded with praises.
Here is a glimpse of few original tweets from some of the renowned personalities on the maiden double ton of Virat Kohli.
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) July 21, 2016
Tomorrow morning jab soke uthoge, Kohli would have scored a century. Makes it look so easy.#WIvsInd
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 21, 2016
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) July 22, 2016
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 23, 2016