Indian captain Virat Kohli started 2016 without a Test double century to his name. With a couple of weeks left in the year (and potentially two more innings) Kohli has scored three of them.
In what has been a magical 2016 for Kohli, the runs keep flowing.
He did not disappoint the huge Sunday morning crowd at the Wankhede stadium who had come to watch him score his 200. In a first session dominated by India, Kohli got there in double quick time.
And on his way there, more records tumbled.
Most 150+ scores by captain in a year:4 Clarke in 20124 McCullum in 20144* Kohli in 2016#IndvEng— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 11, 2016
600+ runs in a series for India:2 S Gavaskar/ R Dravid/ VIRAT KOHLI *1 D Sardesai#INDvENG— Deepu Narayana (@deeputalks) December 11, 2016
In 84 years and 506 Tests, Indian captains have scored seven double hundreds. Virat Kohli has hit three of them – all this year!!!#IndvsEng— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) December 11, 2016
Kohli has scored more runs in this series against spin alone (360) than any of England’s players have scored in total. #IndvEng— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) December 11, 2016
Here’s how the world reacted to a super innings from a super player.
Maachis toh yun hi Badnaam hai ,Aag toh Kohli ne laga rakhi hai.The Best by some distance. Period.#IndvsEng— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 11, 2016
When it comes to 2016.There is Kohli, and there is Rest of the world. 3 double hundreds this year.— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) December 11, 2016
Pic 1: Virat Kohli in 2016 JanuaryPic 2: Virat Kohli in 2016 December pic.twitter.com/SmbBfzQ1Zp— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) December 11, 2016
Superman of Indian Cricket. Only Indian to score three double-tons in a year. Saved the best for Wankhede. Gold. 😊👍👏👏🇮🇳— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 11, 2016
We are all witnessing greatness unfold in front of us, that’s for sure.