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Virat Kohli draws level with Sunil Gavaskar, Michael Clarke

Hyderabad, Feb 10: Virat Kohli's collection of records keeps growing by the day. There has been a latest addition to the list today (February 10) in the ongoing India-Bangladesh one-off Test here. (Kohli breaks Bradman's record)

Another record beckons Kohli; Photos

Captain Kohli brought up his 4th Test double century in the post-lunch session of the 2nd day at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium to join some of the greats of the game in an elite club.

Virat Kohli raises his bat after completing 150 runs against Bangladesh

He is also the first batsman in history to notch up 4 double hundreds in 4 successive series (West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh).

Kohli is now in the company of former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar and others in 4-double tons' group. There are 10 batsmen to have achieved the feat.

The legendary Sir Don Bradman holds the record for most double tons in Test history with 12 in just 52 matches.

Among Indian batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag hold the joint record for most double centuries in Test cricket. The duo hit 6 each during their illustrious careers. The next best Indian is Rahul Dravid with 5.

Kohli's first double ton (200) in Tests came against West Indies in North South in July 2016. He followed that up with another 2 doubles (211 Vs New Zealand, 235 Vs England) in the same year.

In December 2016, Kohli scored a career best 235 against England at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium to become the first Indian skipper to register 3 double hundreds.

The 28-year-old 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.

Most double hundreds in Test cricket (Top 7)

12 - Don Bradman (Australia)

11 - Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

9 - Brian Lara (West Indies)

7 - Wally Hammond (England), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)

6 - Marvan Atapattu (Sri Lanka), Virender Sehwag (India), Javed Miandad (Pakistan), Younis Khan (Pakistan), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Sachin Tendulkar (India)

5 - Graeme Smith (South Africa), Rahul Dravid (India)

4 - Virat Kohli (India), Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan), Len Hutton (England), Greg Chappell (Australia), Mohamamd Yousuf (Pakistan), Hashim Amla (South Africa), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Gordon Greenidge (West Indies), Michael Clarke (Australia), Sunil Gavaskar (India)

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Story first published: Friday, February 10, 2017, 12:20 [IST]
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