'Virat Kohli! Take a bow': How Twitter reacted to Indian captain's double ton against New Zealand

FP Sports, Oct, 09 2016

The stupendous form of Virat Kohli in limited overs cricket in 2016 has now spilled over to Test cricket. In a span of two months, Kohli has scored two double centuries in the oldest format of the game. If his first maiden double at Antigua displayed his aggressive intent, the one at Indore showed the discipline he possesses as a batsman. He now holds the record of becoming the first Indian captain to score two double tons.

Before the match began, a journalist asked Kohli why there had been no centuries in the series so far. To which, he reacted, "Hota hai, cricket mai hota hai!" (it happens, in cricket it happens). And two days later, Kohli not only ended the century drought but went on to score a double.

With Ajinkya Rahane, he put up a partnership of 365 runs before getting out at 211 to Jeetan Patel. While Kohli and Rahane piled on runs to put New Zealand on rearguard, Twitter was inundated with reactions to the captain's record-breaking innings. Here are some of the best reactions to Kohli's clinical knock:

Record-breaking innings:

Virat Kohli first Indian to score two double centuries as captain in Test cricket!#indvsNZ

Kohli misses MSD's record (224) of highest score by an India captain in Tests and SRT's record (217) of highest by any captain vs NZ

— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 9, 2016

Cricketers, experts and fans applauded the captain's knock:

Published Date: Oct 09, 2016 | Updated Date: Oct 09, 2016

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 4717 115
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