When it becomes to batsmanship across all three formats in cricket, India skipper Virat Kohli is no less than a monster as he recorded his sixth double ton in Test cricket within a span of just 17 months. It was Kohli’s second double hundred of the series and now the 29-year-old has equalled the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in the list of most double hundred by an Indian in Test cricket.
During his marathon knock at his home ground (Feroz Shah Kotla), the Delhi lad also surpassed West Indian batting great Brian Lara (5) as a captain to boast most double centuries to his name. In the preceding Test at Nagpur, Virat had notched up his fifth double hundred in Test cricket with a scintillating inning of 213 as India annihilated the Lankans by an innings and 239 runs.
On Sunday (November 3) morning, Twitterverse were in awe seeing the appetite and consistency of the Indian captain. Here is how the Twitter world reacted to this momentous feat by Virat Kohli:
6th double hundred for Virat in less than 500 days. Special players make it count and Virat Kohli is extra special. Amazing intent right from the beginning.#INDvSL— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 3, 2017
Seen batsmen churning out hundreds, Virat is churning out double hundreds!— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 3, 2017
6 in 17 months now. Incredible!
Six double hundreds in all of 17 months. Making batting look ridiculously easy. Can't be right? If it was, the others would stack up the same numbers. Modern Master. #INDvSL #RunMachine @imVkohli ðŸ‘ðŸ»ðŸ‘ðŸ»— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) December 3, 2017
RUN MACHINE @imVkohli: I've lost count of the number of centuries he's scored this year, and double tons in his career. Could we be seeing his first triple today I wonder...— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 3, 2017
Congratulations @imVkohli on yet another double ton. His 6th in less than 18 months! This man is at a different level from everyone else ðŸ‘— Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) December 3, 2017
Back to back 200s for Kohli. Called it when he had 46. Even allowing for Sri Lanka’s attack, it’s extraordinary. #INDvSL— mark butcher (@markbutcher72) December 3, 2017
Short of words to describe this man. Speechless. Wherever you are, just stand up , admire and salute the genius, that is Virat Kohli. pic.twitter.com/Z041urCnYV— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 3, 2017
Till 2016, Virat Kohli didn't have a single double century. Now he has six. Shows you that great players make a good phase really count.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 3, 2017