New Delhi:Virat Kohli is having a time of his life in 2016. The Indian captain has already gone past a thousand Test runs and is also the top scorer including all three formats this year. But what kohli did on Day 3 of the fourth India-England Test is special in more ways than one. Today, he has broken three records in a single innings.
In a turning Wankhede track where wickets tumbled at the other end, Virat Kohli proved to be the rock as he stood tall to take India past England and notched up his 15th Test century. Here is the list of records that Virat Kohli claimed today.
2nd Indian captain to score 500+ runs twice in a series
Virat Kohli became only the second Indian captain after Sunil Gavaskar to score more than 500 runs in series twice. Gavaskar, who had also achieved this feat twice, once in 1978-79, scoring 732 runs against a hostile West Indian attack and then against England, scoring 500 runs in 1981-82 season. Virat Kohli has already gone past 500 runs in the ongoing India-England series with one match still to go. Kohli had earlier notched up 692 runs in the Border- Gavaskar Trophy in 2014-15. Amazingly, Sachin tendulkar had never scored more than 500 runs in a series as captain.
Sixth fastest Indian to 4000 runs
Virat Kohli required 89 innings and 52 Tests to reach the landmark of 4000 Test runs, becoming the sixth fastest Indian to achieve it. Virender Sehwag is the fastest Indian to cross the mark at 79 innings. Tendulkar took 58 matches and 86 innings to achieve the same.
More hundreds than Tendulkar as a captain
This was Virat Kohli’s 9th Test ton in just 34 matches as captain, going past Tendulkar’s tally of 8 in 43 matches. With 11 hundreds in 74 matches, Sunila Gavaskar is at the top of the tree for most centuries as an Indian captain.
Virat Kohli is unbeaten on 147 at stumps on Day 3. With Jayant Yadav going strong at the other end the Indian skipper would look to go towards another rare landmark of scoring three double centuries in a calendar year.