Which is not just about every player. However, there are also players like Virat Kohli who specialize in this difficult art and whenever they come on the field, they make a record.
In the second Test against South Africa, the Indian captain scored his seventh double century in Test cricket, becoming the first Indian player to achieve this feat. A closer look at Kohli’s career reveals that all his double centuries have come since 2015.
However, Kohli still lags behind three batsmen in the list of batsmen scoring the most double centuries in a Test match. Let’s look at the batsmen who have scored the most double centuries in Test cricket:
Former West Indies captain Brian Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in Test cricket. He had scored nine double centuries during his 16-year long international career.
In 1993, he converted his first Test century into a double century. Lara then smashed 375 against England in 1994. It took him five years to make a double century once again, but from 1999 to 2003 he scored four double centuries.
In 2004, he scored an unbeaten inning of 400 runs against England, which is still the highest individual score in Test cricket.
Brian Lara scored 226 against Australia in Adelaide in 2005 and then in 2006, he scored 216 in Multan. Brian Lara made 9 times a double century.
Former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara holds the record for scoring the most double centuries among Asian batsmen.
He scored his first double century in Lahore and then scored a brilliant inning of 270 against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.
Sangakkara soon recorded his first 200+ score at home, when he hit 232 against South Africa. Two years later, he again scored 287 runs against South Africa. Kumar Sangakkara hit 11 times a double century.
Playing against Bangladesh in 2007, the former Sri Lankan captain hit two double centuries in just eight days. His seventh double-century came against India in July 2010.
Sangakkara achieved his highest Test score (319 runs) against Bangladesh in February 2014. He then scored a double century against Pakistan, while he scored the last double century of his Test career against New Zealand in 2015.
Sir Don Bradman
Sir Don Bradman holds the record for scoring the most double centuries in Test cricket, scoring 12 double centuries in only 52 Tests.
He scored three double centuries against England in the 1930 Ashes series, while Bradman scored 223 runs in the first Test match against the West Indies.
He then scored two double centuries in the home Test series against South Africa. He scored his seventh and eighth double centuries during the fourth and fifth Tests of the 1934 Ashes series.
England’s team was Bradman’s favorite opposing team, as he later scored three more double centuries in Tests against him. He hit 12 times double in test cricket.
In 1948 Bradman scored the 12th double century of his Test career against the Indian team. His name still holds the record for the most double centuries in Test cricket.