Swashbuckling Kohli hits 5th double century of career

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Nagpur: Every time India skipper Virat Kohli walks out to bat, he lifts the bat in the air to celebrate a new record.

The unstoppable Kohli added yet another record to his decorated cricket book, as he slammed the fifth double hundred of his career on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur.

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The 29-year-old has now joined Brian Lara, one of the greatest batsmen of all time, with the most number of double tons (5) as a Test captain.

Earlier in the day, Kohli scored his 19th Test century while batting Sri Lanka out of the Nagpur Test.

With this, Kohli has marker his 10th international hundred in this calendar year and has surpassed Sunil Gavaskar’s record of most centuries as an Indian skipper.

He now has the same number of Test 100s as former West Indies cricketer Clive Lloyd, Australia’s Mark Taylor and Michael Hussey, Barbadian cricketer Gordon Greenidgea and Len Hutton of England.

En route to this milestone, he has outclassed Australia’s Ricky Ponting (9 in 2005 and 2006) and South Africa’s Graeme Smith (9 in 2005) for the most centuries by a captain in a calendar year.

(ANI)

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