Virat Kohli has a unique form of his class because of his open-chested stance and firm bottom-hand grip. Whenever Virat Kohli used these skills, there is always a result known as a double century and a century. This batting class and habit helped him chase bigger targets, especially in ODI cricket when he was a captain, and in test cricket, that gave winning results to the team India.
Even after scoring a double century in test cricket, he remained steadfast and looked for runs. The bowlers who target Kohli’s wide off stumps, which has been his main weakness, have frequently broken this hunger for runs. This is the only reason he could not achieve the landmark of having his name on the list of triple century makers in Test cricket.
But the way he has progressed so far in his career, one can only predict that he will have his name on that list.
Virat Kohli Double Centuries List in Test Cricket
Virat Kohli has scored seven double hundred in Test cricket. Out of seven, he scored 06 double centuries at home venue in India while one at an away venue outside India.
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200 Vs West Indies (2016)
Virat Kohli scored his first-ever double-century on India’s tour of the West Indies in 2016. Where he scored exactly 200 runs on 283 balls.
After Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara’s early fall, Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan joined hands to post a big total. Virat’s double century helped Team West Indies to post a total of 566 runs for the loss of 08 wickets in the first innings.
In reply, West Indies followed on by scoring a total of 242 runs in the innings. So, in reality, West Indies could not handle Virat Kohli’s double-hundred impact and lost the match by innings and 92 runs.
211 Vs New Zealand (2016)
Virat Kohli scored the second double century of his test career against New Zealand in 2016. What an amazing feat—this was the second double century in the same year and with captaincy!
Virat scored this century in the first innings of the test match at Indore. This time Ajinkaya Rahane was the man who partnered with him to score a significant partnership in test cricket history.
In reply, New Zealand was not very much impressed with the bat and bowled out on 299 and 153 in both innings. As a result, team India won the match by 321 runs.
235 Vs England (2016)
What a feat for Virat to score a double century as a captain against England, such a tough opponent, at Wankhede Stadium. As a result, India posted a total of 631 proved tough for the English team.
In reply, the English team showed a little opposition in the first innings scoring 400 but in the second inning failed to do big. Therefore, England lost the second match.
204 Vs Bangladesh (2017)
Bangladesh came to India in 2017 for only one test match played at Hyderabad. He scored 204 runs in the first innings with 82 strike rate, which is among the highest of his total double centuries.
India posted a total of 687 in the first innings and declared the innings.
In reply, Bangladesh could not perform better with the bat and lost the match to India.
213 Vs Sri Lanka (2017)
In 2017, Sri Lanka came to tour India for Test series, and Virat Kohli once again proved himself to be the genuine master of cricket by scoring runs across the boundary. He scored 213 runs in this match to post a total of 610 runs on the screen.
In reply, Sri Lanka could not score runs and lost the match. Virat Kohli was announced as a player of the match for this outstanding performance.
243 Vs Sri Lanka (2017)
In the same series in 2017, Virat scored another double century, the third double century of the year, to score 243 runs against Sri Lanka. Due to this double century, India posted a total of 600 again, and Virat was announced as man of the match and the ‘ player of the series. This test ended in a draw, but Virat Kohli’s memorable performance will always be remembered.
254 Vs South Africa (2019)
In 2019, Virat Kohli scored a double century against one of the top teams from SENA countries South Africa in Pune. He scored 254 runs in the first innings, and India posted a big innings total of 601 runs. That is his highest run in a test match.
In reply, South Africa failed to produce any good results and lost the match. He was announced as the player of the match for this outstanding performance.
Virat Kohli Double Centuries in ODI
Virat Kohli has not scored any double-century in ODI. However, he has scored numerous hundred in ODI. His highest score in ODI is 183, which he scored against Pakistan in the 5th match of the Asia Cup at Mir Pur.
Pakistan posted a big total of 329 with the help of centuries scored by Muhammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed. But Kohli snatched the match single-handedly with his batting.
Virat Kohli Double Centuries By Opposition
Virat Kohli scored a double hundred against all top-ranked test-playing nations. But he scored the most double centuries against Sri Lanka, which is two. The recent century came against South Africa in 2019. He has not scored any double centuries in SENA but has scored double centuries against SENA (South Africa, New Zealand, and England).
Virat Kohli Double Centuries As a Captain VS Player
Virat Kohli scored all double centuries as a captain. He is the only cricket captain in test cricket history to score 07 double centuries. Brian Lara is in second place with 05 centuries as a test captain.