Virat Kohli overtakes Donald Bradman, creates history
HYDERABAD: Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Friday became the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to record four double hundreds in four consecutive Test series. By virtue of his 204 against Bangladesh at Hyderabad, the 28-year-old right-hander entered his name into the history books and his score further strengthened India’s position in the game.
Kohli’s first double ton came in the series against the West Indies in the West Indies, where in the opening Test at Antigua, he made 200. Then in the third Test of the home series against New Zealand at Indore, he bettered that score, making 211 in the first innings.
Then in the next series against England, he made 235 in the fourth Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, also going past the highest individual score for an Indian captain in the process and now in this one-off Test against Bangladesh, Kohli notched up his fourth double century.
With this Virat Kohli overtakes Rahul Dravid and Donald Bradman, both made three double hundreds in three consecutive test series.
India were 620-6 at tea, with Wriddhiman Saha (83 not out).