Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to score a double century away from home. Virat Kohli scored his maiden double century in Test cricket during Day 2 of the first Test against West Indies at Antigua. Virat Kohli, reached the milestone with a single off the first ball of 119th over, bowled by Roston Chase, just before the lunch. The skipper took 281 balls, and hit 24 fours.
In the process Virat Kohli broke Mohammad Azharuddin’s 26-year-old record to become the first Indian captain to score a double hundred overseas. Azhar’s 192 against New Zealand in Auckland in 1990 was the previous best by an Indian captain outside the country.
Rahul Dravid held the previous record for the highest Test score by an Indian captain in the West Indies. He had scored 146 in Gros Islet in June 2006.
Virat Kohli reached the milestone and started celebrating by kissing the pitch, head coach Anil Kumble took out his camera and captured the memorable moments. Virat Kohli’s overseas average of 76.27 is only second to Don Bradman’s average of 85.63, in respect to Test captains.