NEWS

Virat Kohli Becomes The First Indian Captain To Score Three Double Centuries In Test Cricket

Champion's league.

11/12/2016 12:00 PM IST | Updated 11/12/2016 12:24 PM IST
Danish Siddiqui / Reuters
Virat Kohli celebrates his double century.

The skipper of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, hit a personal milestone as he racked up his third double century of the year in the morning session of day four of the fourth Test against England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today.

With this feat, the 28-year-old Kohli created history by becoming the first Indian captain to score three double centuries in international Test cricket. He joins the august league of Mansur Ali Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, who all have double centuries each as captains of the national team.

Kohli's maiden double century came against the West Indies (200) in July. He went on to score his second against New Zealand (211) in October. Now, with a double against England, Kohli becomes the first batsman in Test history to score 200s in three successive series.

Also on HuffPost

7 Incredible Pictures From National Geographic’s Best Photos Of 2016

More On This Topic