IND vs SL 2017, 3rd Test: Virat Kohli Crosses 600 Runs in the Series for Third Time
India skipper Virat Kohli has made it a habit of creating records. The Delhi-born star has turned into a run machine and pierces his way through the list of elites with almost every innings of his.
The batsman has been in an excellent touch throughout the Sri Lanka series with two towering double tons to his name. After his double century in the first innings at the Feroz Shah Kotla, the aggressive right-hander registered yet another half-century in Delhi. Kohli helped India to a score of 246 for five in the second innings stretching their lead to gigantic 410 runs. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara all chipped in with contributions of their own.
However, with the 50-run knock, Virat Kohli entered yet another list of heavyweights. With scores of 0, 104 not out, 213, 243 and 50, he finished with 610 runs from the three-Test series against Sri Lanka. It is the 3rd time the India skipper crossed the 600-run mark in a Test series, but this was his first time in a three-Test match series.
In 2014-15, Kohli had scored 639 runs against Australia in a four-Test series. Later in 2016-17, he smashed 655 runs in a five-Test series against England. Virat Kohli has broken and equalled numerous records in the past 15 months, and his career has turned out be a surreal one. With his double tons against Sri Lanka Kohli equalled Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most double centuries by an Indian (6).
When Kohli hammered his 6th at the Feroz Shah Kotla, he broke Brian Lara’s record of most double centuries by a skipper. In 2014-15, Kohli’s 639-run stint against Australia broke Rahul Dravid’s (619) record of most runs in a Test series in Australia.
The India captain has been in ruthless form at the moment and is sure on his way to become an all-time great if he hasn’t become one already.
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