The Third and final test is being played between Sri Lanka and India at the Ferozahah Kotla in Delhi. The Lanka team has been at the receiving end against Kohli. This is not a surprise as Virat Kohli is rated by cricket pundits, as the best batsman in modern cricket. He has excelled in all three formats of the game and in the limited overs version he is the fastest to reach 9000 runs. In test cricket, which is the true test of the caliber of a batsman, Kohli has hit 243 in the Delhi test. This is the highest test score ever by an Indan cricket captain.

Kohli has been classified a batting machine, as he piles up hundreds and double hundreds report the Hindustan Times

Virat Kohli

It is hard to believe that on a tour to the West Indies a few years back under MS Dhoni, Kohli failed miserably and many questioned his selection at that time. The player applied himself and has now emerged as the best batsman in the world in the present age. He compares favorably with the greats of the past like Lara and Viv Richards. Kohli has established many records which will ensure that his name lives forever. has reported that he is the only captain in the history of the game who has hit three double hundreds in a year twice. He did this in 2016 and 2017.

Kohli's record

Kohli's record as captain of the Indian team will be difficult to emulate. He is the first Indian captain to have hit double centuries. One can't think of any other Indian captain except Polly Umrigar who hit 223 against New Zealand in 1955. Tiger Pataudi did hit 203 not out against England way back in 1964. Kohli has already hit six double hundreds and looks good for another 10 more and that will take him ahead of the great Don Bradman who had 11 scores of over 200.

Onward to South Africa

Kohli is rested for the three-match one-day series commencing after this test against Sri Lanka but he may be back for the 20-20 matches. At the end of the year, the Indian team embarks on a tour of South Africa. India has never won a series against the South Africans on their home ground and this time with Kohli in sublime form backed by a good bowling attack, including pace bowlers, the chances of India winning are bright.

Kohli is the darling of the masses and media and his romance with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is followed avidly by his fans. Cricket fans are expecting a lot from Kohli on his maiden captaincy test against South Africa, but the South Africans would have made preparations to counter the Indian batting machine. It will be an interesting series.