[VIDEO] Virat Kohli reveals his top 2 daddy hundreds after record seventh double ton vs South Africa
Fresh from etching his name into history books after a splendid double century in the ongoing 2nd Test against South Africa on Friday, Indian skipper Virat Kohli revealed his pick from the top seven daddy hundreds he has managed to score in his illustrious Test career for India. Putting India in a commanding position on Day 2 of the penultimate Test, Kohli ended his long-awaited century drought by smashing his 26th Test century to propel India towards a massive total in their first innings.
Ponting's record + Surpassing Bradman + record 7th double ton = Virat Kohli 254*
Getting himself on level terms with Ricky Ponting by scoring his 19th Test ton as captain in the whites, Kohli further extended his knock to 150 as he ended up surpassing Sir Donald Bradman with a record 150-knocks as captain in the five-day format. Extending his stay to over seven hours on the Pune pitch, Kohli slammed an unprecedented seventh double ton as an Indian batsman to surpass Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Kohli also bettered his previous best individual score by remaining unbeaten at 254.
Virat Kohli rates his top two daddy hundreds after Pune masterclass
After recording another historic outing with the bat, Kohli was quizzed to name his most cherished daddy hundred in the longest format of the game. Though Kohli scripted history and managed to break series of records with Pune masterclass on Friday, Kohli chose to skip his sublime knock against the Proteas while naming his top two double centuries. "All are nice, obviously, all double hundreds feel good but I think if you ask me, the top two would be Antigua (vs the West Indies) and Mumbai against England," Kohli said in a video posted by the BCCI.
Happy to get a daddy hundred: @imVkohli tells @RajalArora— BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2019
The Indian captain spoke about his epic double century & picked his top two Test double hundreds in his career so far.
Watch the interview here https://t.co/Smux9U0kpg#INDvSApic.twitter.com/eP9uJkUBeJ
Record fest outing in Pune for King Kohli
Riding on King Kohli's marathon vigil, India declared after posting a mammoth 601/5 on Day 2 of the second Test against the Proteas. Kohli's record-breaking double ton is his 7th overall, making him the joint-fourth ranked batsman alongside Mahela Jayawardene and Wally Hammond with the same tally. Kohli is only behind Brian Lara (9), Kumar Sangakkara (11) and Don Bradman (12), who are the top three with the most number of double tons in the whites. Kohli also scaled the 7,000 run mark achievement in the process.