Virat Kohli becomes first Indian captain to score double century outside India
Indian test team captain Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to score a double century outside India.
He achieved feat after scoring 200 runs against West Indies on second day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium in Antigua, North Sound.
Virat Kohli is only third captain who have managed to score double century in a Test match vs West Indies in the Carribean. Other two are England’s Len Hutton (205 in 1953-54) and Australia’s Bobby Simpson (201 in 1964-65).
Besides, he also broke Mohammed Azharuddin’s long-standing record of 192 in 1990 against New Zealand. It was also the highest score by an Indian captain in the West Indies.
With this, Virat Kohli also became the fifth Indian captain to score a double century in a Test match. Others are Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (203 against England), Sachin Tendulkar (217 against New Zealand), Sunil Gavaskar (205 against West Indies) and MS Dhoni (224 against Australia).
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2016