Virat Kohli’s year just keeps on getting better with every passing day as he scored his third double century of the year to help India extend their lead over England.
Resuming the day on 147, Kohli started his innings in a dominant fashion and crossed the 150-run mark with a brilliant straight drive. The right-handed batsman kept on batting in the same manner and reached his double ton in no time. The stunning innings was studded with 23 hits to the fence. He has now become the first batsman to hit double centuries in three consecutive series. His partner Jayant Yadav was also going strong on the other end and was playing on 90 when last heard. India were on 568 for 7 with their lead extended to 168 runs.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Kohli’s knock:
Don't say 'Make baby with me Virat' whenever he scored 100 or 200. Tum bacche paida karte karte thak jaogi lekin wo run banate nhi thakega.
— Self Isolated Sunil (@1sInto2s) December 11, 2016
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) December 11, 2016
Virat Kohli first batsman in Test history score 200s in three successive series!
200 v WI July 2016
211 v NZ Oct 2016
200* v Eng #IndvEng
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 11, 2016
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 11, 2016
Currently there is two Species of
batsman across the World :-
1~ Virat Kohli
2~ Rest of others
— Akash RS🇮🇳 (@ViratBomB) December 11, 2016
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) December 11, 2016
Anushka Sharma did a 300 cr movie and Virat Kohli made three double centuries in 2016. What a great year for the family. #IndvsEng
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) December 11, 2016
In 84 years and 506 Tests, Indian captains have scored seven double hundreds. Virat Kohli has hit three of them – all this year!!!#IndvsEng
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) December 11, 2016
We will have to show this champ @imVkohli the same love,if & when his bat stops working like a machine. India is blessed with him. Period.
— Desairohan (@rohandesai1) December 11, 2016
Maachis toh yun hi Badnaam hai ,
Aag toh Kohli ne laga rakhi hai.
The Best by some distance. Period.#IndvsEng
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 11, 2016
Look what the burden of captaincy did to Kohli, it brought the best out of him unlike other 'greats' ..lmao #IndvsEng
— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 (@RoflGandhi_) December 11, 2016
For the second time in his career , Virat Kohli has more than 600 runs in a series.
And potentially 3 innings left after this one.#IndvsEng
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 11, 2016