Virat Kohli slammed his fifth double hundred in Test cricket on Sunday in the ongoing match against Sri Lanka at the VCA stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur. Kohli has now equalled West Indies legend Brian Lara's record as the captain with most double tons in the longest format.
Kohli brought up the milestone with a single off Perera in the 168th over as India (566/4) led by 361 runs over the visitors in the final session on Day 3.
This was Kohli's first double hundred against Sri Lanka. All five of his double tons have come against different opponents - West Indies, New Zealand, England , Bangladesh and now Sri Lanka.
He also joined former South Africa captain Graeme Smith and Rahul Dravid in 12th spot in the list of most double hundreds by batsmen. The list is headed by the legendary Don Bradman (12), followed by Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (11) and Lara (9).
Kohli is also the first captain to smash 10 international hundreds in a calendar year. He has four Test hundreds and six one-day international tons. The 29-year-old also has nine fifties across formats.
The previous best was by Ricky Ponting and Graeme Smith with nine hundreds each. The former Australian captain had managed the feat on two occasions in consecutive years, in 2005 and 2006, while Smith did it in 2005.
The Indian captain on the other hand has scored more hundreds than fifties as captain. He has 22 hundreds as compared to his 16 fifties.
The Indian captain has been on a rampaging run, decimating opposition bowling attacks for fun. He had scored double centuries in four successive Test series. He started with a 200 against West Indies and then scored 211 against New Zealand back in October last year.
But that was just the start of his dominance at home as he continued his form against England with a 235 and then took Bangladesh bowlers to the cleaners for a relatively quick-fire 204.
He stumbled somewhat against Australia in the following Border-Gavaskar Trophy, finishing the series with only 46 runs from three matches. He bounced back again with an unbeaten 103 against Sri Lanka in their backyard.