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Latest Cricket News – Indian captain Virat Kohli said that the responsibility of leading the team motivates them to move beyond the limits in challenging conditions which in the end helps to score big Test centuries. No Indian batsman has more double centuries in Test than Kohli, who holds a record of a career-best 254 not out from an innings on the second day of the second Test against South Africa.
He surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag with a record seventh double century. This 30-year-old player now has 26 Tests and 43 ODI centuries. He also surpassed Sir Dan Bradman’s 6996 runs in Tests. Kohli told BCCI.com, “It feels good, it is good to achieve such small achievements in your career, making the most double centuries.”
He said, “I used to have trouble making big scores in the beginning but as soon as I became the captain, you always think about the team all the time.” You can’t just think about your game. In this process, you bat more than you think, now this has been the mindset for a long time. Talking about his unbeaten innings, he said that thinking about the team helped him to play marathon innings in this summer and humid conditions.
He said, “It is difficult, but if you keep thinking about the up team, then you take yourself beyond the limits which usually cannot be common. The same thing was important in the heat and humidity, if the conditions are challenging, then you think about the team and you bat for three-four hours.
He said, “That was the most challenging thing and then Ravindra Jadeja came to bat and you have to run fast with Jaddu. It was physically and mentally challenging but as an international player prepares you.
Talking about his double century, Kohli said, “The top two double centuries will be of Antigua and Mumbai, one of which was against England. Although all the double centuries are special but both of them are more special because one foreigner was on the ground and one against England in challenging conditions, when it was very hot and humid.