India vs South Africa Second Test Day Two Report
But the highlight of the day was the Indian Captain who struck a double century and surpassed batting great Don Bradman's Test tally of 6,996 runs in the second Test against South Africa on Friday. Kohli took 138 innings to complete 7,000 Test runs. Only three batsmen have got there quicker: Wally Hammond (131 innings), Virender Sehwag (134) and Sachin Tendulkar (136). Kohli completed his seventh double-hundreds in his 81st Test. He has gone past Tendulkar and Sehwag who had six double-centuries each. He scored his first double-century against West Indies in June 2016 in his 42nd Test. Since June 2016, no other batsman has scored more than two double-centuries. Azhar Ali, Alastair Cook and Steven Smith have hit two each. He swept Senuran Muthusamy for two runs to reach the landmark and raised his bat with a smile to an ovation from the crowd in Pune. India decided to declare their innings immediately after Jadeja departed.
The landmarks flow for Virat Kohli. Like a champion batsman he breaks a 10 innings century drought with a double. And, something that is becoming noteworthy for him, without a single six! Most doubles by an Indian now and the small matter of 7000 test runs.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 11, 2019