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Internet Bursts with Memes After King Kohli Decides To Take a Break On Field

Star batsman Virat Kohli decided to take a break when play was disrupted as Sri Lankan players found it difficult to breathe at Kotla stadium.

Anurag Verma | CNN-News18@kitAnurag

Updated:December 4, 2017, 1:57 PM IST
Internet Bursts with Memes After King Kohli Decides To Take a Break On Field
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Following the footsteps of Mahendra Singh Dhoni who had decided to take a power nap after Sri Lankan crowd hurled water bottles causing a 35-minute stoppage during the third ODI at the Pallekele International Stadium in August, run machine Virat Kohli who put up a mammoth 243 on the scoreboard on the second day of the third Test decided to take some much-needed rest on field during one of the intervals after Sri Lankan players took a break to catch their breath in the pollution-laden capital city.

The photograph of King Kohli lying flat on the pitch after batting for two days was picked up immediately by social media users who added funny captions to it and turned the photo into a hilarious overnight meme.

After scoring 3 double hundreds in 2016, Kohli has now scored 3 in 2017. More importantly, he has joined his role model Sachin Tendulkar and former opener Virender Sehwag at the top of the list with 6 double hundreds for India.

(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

The list of the double hundreds for India in Tests goes, 6 for Tendulkar, Sehwag, and Kohli. Followed by 5 for Rahul Dravid, 4 for Sunil Gavaskar and 4 for Cheteshwar Pujara.

In fact, he also scored a double in the last game in Nagpur as he now joins an elite list of players who have scored double hundreds in back-to-back games. Wally Hammond did it in 1928-29 and 1933, Don Bradman did it in 1934, Vinod Kambli did it in 1993, Kumar Sangakkara in 2007, Michael Clarke in 2012 and now India skipper Kohli in 2017.

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