After completing his double-century against England, Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has become the fifth player to score three double-centuries in a calendar year. Previously, Sir Donald Bradman, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, and Brendon McCullum have achieved this incredible feat.
Kohli resumed his innings at 147 runs on day 4 and completed his third double century of his career by flicking English spinner Adil Rashid to mid-wicket. Having Jayant Yadav for the company, the duo
Kohli has also become the first Indian batsman to score three double centuries in a calendar year. Earlier, Virat has struck his first double ton in July against West Indies at Antigua and later, a fantastic 211 against New Zealand in Indore to take India to a series victory.
On his way to this record, Virat also crossed 1000-run landmark in Tests, 2000 runs in a calendar year across all formats and 4000 career Test runs.
His partner, Haryana all-rounder Jayant Yadav also scored a well-compiled century and helped Virat big-time to take India to a brilliant position. In the process, he also became the first Indian No. 9 to score a century in Test cricket.