For any cricketer a praise would taste even sweeter if they hear it straight from the master of the game himself-Sachin Tendulkar. Recently, the same was felt by Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Little master Sachin Tendulkar took it to Twitter to praise Virat and share his thoughts on his fourth double century. Tendulkar tweeted, “The sweet spot on your bat speaks about the awesome form you are in, don’t need scoreboards. May god always keep your bat like that.”
Soon after Virat Kohli slammed a record-breaking double century in the one-off Test against Bangladesh, Sachin praised him in public.
Cricket fanatics have already compared captain Kohli with the legend himself Sachin Tendulkar. Virat Kohli considered him as an idol.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 11, 2017
This was Kohli’s fourth double ton in four successive Test series, surpassing the legendary Donald Bradman and Rahul Dravid, who had three centuries in three rubbers.
Kohli’s marathon innings, which came off 246 deliveries, included 24 fours. He scored 200 against the West Indies in Antigua, 211 against New Zealand in Indore, and 235 against England in Mumbai, all in 2016.
Kohli also broke Virender Sehwag’s long-standing record of most Test runs scored by a batsman in a single home season.
Virat also surpasses Bradman (1930), Dravid (2003-04) who had three double hundreds in three consecutive Test series. He had pipped them by doing it in four consecutive Test series.
Virat finds himself one shy of Brian Lara’s world record of five double tons as a captain.