There is absolutely no stopping the juggernaut called Virat Kohli. The India batting star enjoyed a brilliant 2016 where he scored heavily in all formats and against all oppositions. The last year saw him scoring 2595 international runs at a stunning average of 86.50.
The 2016 saw him converting himself from being India’s best batsman to the best in the world. He began the year without a single double century in Tests and finished it with three double tons to his name. The double-centuries came in three consecutive series and the 28-year-old has started the new year in the same fashion as he hit another double century in the ongoing Test against Bangladesh.
The Delhi star did not enjoy a very brilliant start to the year as he had a lukewarm outing in the limited-overs series against England. But he made amends for his average show with another gem of an innings in the white jersey. The India skipper came to the crease after Cheteshwar Pujara’s dismissal on 180 and shared important partnerships with Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane to put India firmly on the driver’s seat.
Meanwhile, the Twitterati went berserk after another monumental innings from the Indian run machine. Here are some of the best reactions:
Another tick on the job list for @imVkohli . New series? Okay then, double century √. What's next?
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 10, 2017
Double hundreds by Indian captains in Test matches:
Virat Kohli – 4 in 23 Tests
All others – 4 in 485 Tests#IndvBan
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) February 10, 2017
WORLD RECORD: Virat Kohli becomes the only batsman to score double centuries in four successive series#IndvBan
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 10, 2017
4 double hundreds in 4 back to back series. Kohli, daylight, others. Take a bow @imVkohli!
— Abhay Gupta (@Abhay00) February 10, 2017
Virat Kohli is in such a great form that he can even get H-1B visa to enter into USA.
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) February 10, 2017
— O Corona, Bas Carona (@IamRitzV) February 10, 2017
Virat Kohli in last 4 Test series:
200 vs WI
211 vs NZ
235 vs Eng
203* vs Ban
Four Test Series and Four Double Centuries!
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 10, 2017
*Virat Kohli enters 100 to withdraw money*
*ATM dispersed 200 rs with a message 'Bhai tu 200 se kam kya manega *
— Subrat Saurabh (@ChickenBiryanii) February 10, 2017
Virat Kohli's scores, as captain, when he crosses 50: 115, 141, 147, 103, 78, 88, 200, 211, 167, 81, 62, 235 and now 203* #INDvBAN
— Jamie Alter (@alter_jamie) February 10, 2017
— Self Isolated Sunil (@1sInto2s) February 10, 2017
Kohli is making me realize even after spending 32 long years in d cricket press box there was so much more to explore !Incredible!!
— Gautam Bhattacharya (@gbsaltlake) February 10, 2017
Virat Kohli still has a lot to learn from Stuart Broad#IndvsBan
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) February 10, 2017