Virat Kohli celebrates homecoming to Delhi with 20th Test hundred
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Virat Kohli made sure to entertain his home crowd in Delhi to the fullest as he notched up yet another hundred in Graham Glasgow Authentic Jersey the ongoing third Test against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.
Kohli slammed his 20th Test ton with a http://www.football49ersofficialonline.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_JIMMIE_WARD_JERSEY.html single off off-spinner Dilruwan Perera as India reached 264/2 in the 62nd over after opting to bat first.
Kohli is in the middle of a 186-run partnership with opener Murali Vijay, who also notched up his 11th Test hundred just a few minutes before his captain.This is Kohli's third successive hundred and the fourth in six Tests against Sri Lanka this year. Vijay on the other hand, slammed his second consecutive hundred after the 128 he made in the last match in Nagpur.
A while back Kohli also reached a major milestone as he breached the 5000-run barrier and became the fourth-quickest Indian to achieve the feat in his 105th innings.Before the start of the third Test, Kohli needed just Stephen Curry Womens Jersey 25 runs to achieve the feat and he got there with a splendid cover drive off Suranga Lakmal which went for a boundary.
The 29-year-old is scoring hundreds for fun these days and this was his 11th hundred this year across formats which made him the most prolific captain, in terms of hundreds scored in a calendar year. He also has nine fifties across formats this year. He is also the first captain to score three consecutive hundreds in a three-match Womens Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey Test series.
He has also scored two double tons this year, the first came against Bangladesh in February and the next one he slammed against Sri Lanka in http://www.vancouvercanucksofficialonline.com/Adidas-Christopher-Tanev-Jersey the second Test in Nagpur six days ago.Kohli has the best conversion rate among the 18 captain's who have scored more than 10 Test hundreds. Out of the 17 times he has gone past 50 as the skipper, he has converted 13 of those into hundreds.
Even the great Don Bradman is behind the Indian in terms of conversion rate as captain. Bradman went past the 50-run mark 21 times and converted 14 of those into hundreds.Kohli is also the first player in the history of the game to smash four double hundreds in consecutive series against West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh.
He had slammed his fifth double hundred in the previous match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur to equal Brian Lara's record of five double tons by a captain in Test cricket. He joined former South Africa captain Graeme Smith and Rahul Dravid in 12th spot in the list of most double hundreds by batsmen.
This year, Kohli also became the eighth batsman to score 50 international hundreds and if India manage to beat Sri Lanka in this match then Kohli will equal Ricky Ponting's record of 9 successive series wins as captain.