Indian skipper Virat Kohli broke the record of Australian legend Sir Don Bradman by scoring 150 or more runs in Test cricket 9 times.
Sir Don Bradman scored 150 or more runs 8 times during his Test career as captain.
Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 254 on the second day of the second Test against South Africa in Pune, which is also his biggest individual score in Test cricket.
The milestone was crossed by Australia’s Michael Clarke, Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene, West Indies’ Brian Lara and South Africa’s Graeme Smith seven times.
Not only that, on the second day of the Pune Test, the Indian captain has also become the fourth player to make the fastest 26 Test centuries, after which he has surpassed Sunil Gavaskar.
Virat Kohli has also made a record of making 19 Test centuries as captain and former Australian batsman Ricky Ponting.
In addition, Virat Kohli has become the only player to score a total of 40 centuries while playing as captain in international cricket matches.
He is just two centuries away from setting Australia’s Ricky Ponting’s record of scoring the most centuries in international cricket.
In his innings, Virat Kohli also completed 7,000 runs in Test cricket, thus leaving Dilip Vengsarkar (6,868 runs) at seventh in the list of highest-scoring batsmen from India.
Sachin Tendulkar with 15921 runs, Rahul Dravid with 13288 runs second, Sunil Gavaskar third with 10927 runs, VVS Laxman fourth with 8781 runs, Virender Sehwag fifth with 8586 runs and Sara Ganguly with 7212 runs.
In the Pune Test, India declared the innings on 601 for five.
At the end of the game, South Africa lost 36 wickets by 3 wickets.