Fastest double centuries by Indian cricketers in Tests
It's scarcely surprising that Virender Sehwag is topping this elite list of players and perhaps, he is actually dominating this list.
Published - Dec 3, 2017 1:32 pm | Updated - Dec 3, 2017 1:32 pm
Indian skipper Virat Kohli struck yet another double-century at his home ground Feroz Shah Kotla and the fans are completely ecstatic. The ease with which he got there proves how over-qualified for the Sri Lankans and in the process, he shattered a bunch of records. As though he didn’t break enough records previously, the double century in the Delhi Test helped him break a few more.
He earned himself a place on the list of fastest double centuries by Indian cricketers in Test matches. Captain Kohli got to the iconic landmark for the sixth time in his career, this time in just 238 balls. This earned him the 7th spot in the list of fastest double centuries in Indian Test history, only behind MS Dhoni and five other double-tons from the legendary Virender Sehwag.
Sehwag tops the charts!
It’s scarcely surprising that Virender Sehwag is topping this elite list of players and perhaps, he is actually dominating this list. Sehwag appears on this list a staggering six times and the five fastest double tons in Indian cricket are all registered from the willow of the Sultan of Multan. People call him the greatest entertainer in cricket history after Sir Vivian Richards and this is just a testament to that fact.
Next up in the list is that iconic knock at Chennai coming from MS Dhoni, which is placed sixth on the list (off 231 balls). Dhoni bludgeoned the Australian fast bowlers to all parts to register his one and only double century in his Test career.
Taking the seventh, eighth, and ninth spots is the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli, the eighth one being his masterclass at Hyderabad against Bangladesh. His Nagpur innings ranks ninth in the chart and is followed by yet another Sehwag knock at the 10th position.
Wasim Jaffer and Sachin Tendulkar’s majestic knocks against Pakistan and Zimbabwe respectively will be etched in the memory for a long period of time. The one from Wasim Jaffer ranks 11th whilst Sachin 281-ball double ton shares the 12th rank with Kohli’s 200 at Antigua against the Windies, which also came off 281 balls.
Here’s the complete list of the fastest double centuries from Indian cricketers.