Visakhapatnam: Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli was on the verge of breaking another record held by Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli, who hit a brilliant 167-run knock in the first innings of the second Test against England, could have added another feather to his cap in case if he hit a century in the second innings as well.
Kohli was unbeaten on 56 on Day 3 of the second Test against England. He was also involved in an unbeaten 58-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane. But he was dismissed for 81, thanks to a brilliant catch by Ben Stokes on Day 4 of the match.
Had he hit another century, he would have become the only cricketer to score centuries in both innings on two occasions. Kohli currently holds the record with Tendulkar, who had also hit centuries in both innings as Indian Test skipper.
Kohli had done the same last year at Adelaide, where he hit centuries in both innings.
In case if he reached the three-figure mark on Sunday, Kohli would have also become the first Indian cricketer to hit centuries in both innings in his 50th Test.
The record for maximum centuries in both innings as skipper is currently with Australian legend Ricky Ponting, who did so on three occasions.