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WATCH : On This Day In 2016, Virat Kohli Became First Indian Captain to Score Double Century Overseas

In 2016, on this day (July 22) Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored his first double-century against West Indies. The double ton came in Kohli’s 42nd Test.

The batsman also became the first Indian captain to score a double century overseas.

As for the match, after winning the toss and electing to bat first at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, India lost the wickets of Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara early.

Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli stitched a healthy 105-run partnership to put India in a commanding position. Kohli went on to also share a huge partnership of 168-runs with Ravichandran Ashwin (113) to help India cross the 500-run mark.

The maiden double hundred was very much appreciated by the great Sir Vivian Richards, who was present at the ground. India won the match by an innings and 92-runs.

Currently, due to coronavirus, Team India has not yet resumed with their international cricket. The chief executive of Cricket Australia (CA), Nick Hockley, has announced that Indian cricketers and staff will most likely be asked to undergo two weeks of quarantine before the four-match Test series.

As per the recent reports of ESPNCricinfo, this scenario will also bring the Adelaide Oval and its newly constructed hotel firmly into view as the sort of biosecure bubble.

The Indian cricketers could, however, be part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which is said to be hosted by United Arab Emirates (UAE). With the postponement of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, it has opened doors for the IPL to be conducted.

Watch Virat Kohli 200 vs West Indies

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