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5 milestones Virat Kohli reached in 2017

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278   //    02 Jan 2018, 20:44 IST

Australia v India: 3rd Test - Day 1
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has had a couple of great years with the bat, and as captain, but 2017 will surely stand out when he looks back at his career. Although he had a disappointing stint in the IPL, he single-handedly won India a lot of matches in Tests and ODIs.

Kohli has evolved as a captain and as a player during 2017 and has showcased his class and pedigree repeatedly to break several records. Although his team only played in familiar conditions, he led them brilliantly and played some outstanding innings.

Here are few of the records he broke in 2017:

#1 Most double-centuries in Tests as captain

With his legendary 243 in the Delhi Test against Sri Lanka, he overcame Brian Lara's record of five double-centuries as captain and became the first captain to score six double-centuries. His form in Test matches reached a whole new level as he hit three consecutive 100+ scores in the home series against Sri Lanka, including two double-centuries.

Despite a poor series against Australia, he came back strongly against Sri Lanka and it will be interesting to see how he fares on South African pitches.

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