North Sound (Antigua), July 23: Virat Kohli has made it a habit to set records. It was no surprise that he had one more achievement to his name when he hit a double century against West Indies in the 1st Test on Friday (July 22).
Kohli is only the 5th Indian skipper to register a double century in the longer format of the game. He joined Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in an elite club. However, Kohli is the first to achieve the landmark in an overseas Test.
India played their first ever Test in 1932, against England at Lord's. Since then 247 Tests have been played overseas and no captain had registered a score of 200 or more. After 84 years of wait, Kohli has arrived to set a new mark.
What were the scores of Pataudi, Gavaskar, Tendulkar and Dhoni? Find out in the slideshow.
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was the first Indian captain to score a double ton. He made 203 not out against England in Delhi in 1964. Image from Youtube.
Sunil Gavaskar hit 205 against the West Indies in Mumbai in the year 1978.
In the year 1999, Sachin Tendulkar compiled 217 runs against the visiting New Zealand side in Ahmedabad.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
In 2013, wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni registered his highest Test score of 224 against Australia in Chennai.
Virat Kohli is the latest in the 200-run club of Indian skippers. However he is the first to hit 200 on foreign soil. He made 200 against West Indies at North Sound, Antigua.