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After scoring his 13th Test on ton on day one of the third match of the series between India and New Zealand at Holkar Stadium, Indore, skipper Virat Kohli continues his excellent run by scoring double ton. With this double hundred, Kohli becomes first Indian captain to do that twice as Indian skipper and in a calendar year as well. The second day of the match began with Ajinkya Rahane‘s century, which continued with Kohli’s 150 and then India’s vice-captain 150 as well. Throughout his knock, Kohli barely struggled to score, as there was not stopping for him. Kohli’s ton became the first century of this series.

This is Kohli’s second double ton in Tests and both came as captain. It took him 347 balls to complete his double hundred with the help of 18 fours with no sixes. Yes, there were no sixes in his knock and infact, his partner Rahane hit four sixes in between. This is probably one of the calmest knock in Tests played by Kohli as he never go for the big shot as he preferred grounded shots more. His batting was under scanner before this Test as he hasn’t scored anything in seven innings before this match.

Meanhwhile, commentators couldn’t stop themselves from praising him for this impressive knock, while fans on social media has flooded Twitter with Kohli related tweets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further, Kohli got out on 211 to spinner Jeetan Patel. His 211 is now third highest score by an Indian captain in Tests after Sachin Tendulkar’s 217 and MS Dhoni’s 224.