Virat Kohli surpasses Don Bradman to set new world record

Virat Kohli set a new world record today (February 10) with his fourth double century in Test cricket.

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Hyderabad, Feb 10: Indian captain Virat Kohli today (February 10) set a new world record in the one-off Test against Bangladesh here.

Kohli matches Gavaskar

The 28-year-old Kohli struck his 4th Test double century on the second day of the match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium to reach where no other batsman had gone in the history of the longer format.

Virat Kohli plays a shot en route to 204

Today's 204 by Kohli was his 4th Test double hundred in 4 successive series, which is a new world record.

The Delhi batsman constructed his maiden double ton (200) in the West Indies in July 2016 and followed that up with 211 in the next series - against New Zealand in Indore in October 2016.

In December 2016, Kohli continued his great run with the bat by registering a career-best 235 against England at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. And now a world record with his superb knock of 204 against the neighbours.

The previous best was by Sir Don Bradman and Rahul Dravid who both struck 3 double tons in 3 consecutive series.

Kohli made his Test debut against West Indies in 2011. He averages over 50 with 16 centuries and 14 fifties. He is playing in his 54th Test.

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