Following the retirement of cricketing icon and legend, Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricket fans have been in the lookout for a cricketer who could fill in the giant vacuum left by Sachin.
And from the look of things, it seems the wait is finally over, as ViratKohli looks like the man to take over the mantle from Tendulkar.
The year 2016 has been quite a very favorable year for Kohli as he has gone on to break a lot of records to the extent the BCCI coined a new phrase for it; ‘Kholified’.
The fourth day of the five test match being played in Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium against England, saw the Indian Test Captain score a career-best of 235.
He also went on to score his third double century this year, as JayantYadav went on to complement his score with a maiden hundred, thus pushing India further up to pile up a mammoth 631, thus holding a massive lead of 231 runs over their touring opponents.
With his recent score of 235, Kholi broke as many records as possible, breaking the record of the highest Test score by an India captain which was formerly held by MS Dhoni at 224 back in 2013 in their match against Australia in Chennai.
Also, his recent double century, led him to become the fifth batsman and the first Indian so far to score three double hundreds in one calendar year.
And that’s not all. Kohli also went on to equal the record set by Sachin Tendulkar, for most hundreds (4) set by an Indian Captain in the course of a calendar year.
He also became the first Indian cricketer to score three double centuries in a year, and the first batsman to score all three double centuries in three successive series.