Sachin Tendulkar heaps praise on Virat Kohli, hopes runs keep flowing from his bat

PTI, Feb, 11 2017

Hyderabad: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday heaped lavish praise on Virat Kohli after the Indian captain slammed a record-breaking double century in the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad.

File photo of Sachin Tendulkar. PTI

File photo of Sachin Tendulkar. PTI

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.

In praise of the in-form skipper, Tendulkar wrote on his twitter handle, "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."

Kohli also broke Virender Sehwag's long-standing record of most Test runs scored by a batsman in a single home season. He joined an elite list which comprises Bradman, Michael Clarke, Graeme Smith -- all these captains have scored four double hundreds in Test cricket. The list is headed by Brian Lara.

Published Date: Feb 11, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 11, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115