India captain Virat Kohli has broken the record of Don Bradman on Friday when he went on to cross 150 runs in Test cricket on Day 2 of the second Test against South Africa in Pune.
On doing so, the right-handed batsman surpassed Australia legend Don Bradman to become the player with most 150+ scores as Test captain. Kohli has crossed 150-run mark nine times as India skipper, one more than Bradman, who had achieved the feat eight times in his illustrious career.
Australia’s Michael Clarke, Mahela Jayawardene, Brian Lara and Graeme Smith are all tied at the third position in the table, as they all achieved the 150-plus score 7 times. It was not the only record which the Indian skipper created on Friday. He also went on to smash his 26th Test hundred, becoming the fourth fastest player to do so. Kohli, who hit his overall 26th Test hundred on Friday, is joint second, while former South Africa captain Smith leads the list with 25 tons to his credit. He also equalled Ricky Ponting’s record of scoring 19 Test hundreds as captain.