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Virat Kohli hits maiden double century in Antigua; first in any format and at any level

Before this knock, Virat Kohli had not scored a double hundred, in any format and at any level.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 22, 2016 11:37:44 pm
Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli 200, Virat Kohli double hundred, Virat Kohli double ton, Virat Kohli records, Virat Kohli cricket, Cricket News, Cricket Virat Kohli hits his maiden double hundred in the first Test against West Indies on Friday. (Source: AP)

Virat Kohli added another record against his name as he hit his maiden double hundred, in any format and at any level. Before this knock, Kohli was yet to score a 200, even at the first class level. The effort set Twitter on fire as former cricketers and experts lavished praise on India’s Test skipper.

Prior to this, Kohli’s top score first class had been 197 against Pakistan based Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) in the Nissar Trophy – a tournament played for three seasons between India and Pakistan domestic winners. That match in 2008 had the likes of Aakash Chopra, Virendra Sehwag, Ashish Nehra and Ishant Sharma playing for the Delhi team. The SNGPL side, on the other hand, had familiar names in Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal and Misbah-Ul-Haq.

When Kohli crossed the 150-run barrier with a boundary, he became the highest scoring Indian captain in West Indies going past the previous mark of Rahul Dravid.

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