Virat Kohli added another record against his name as he hit his maiden double hundred, in any format and at any level. Before this knock, Kohli was yet to score a 200, even at the first class level. The effort set Twitter on fire as former cricketers and experts lavished praise on India’s Test skipper.

Prior to this, Kohli’s top score first class had been 197 against Pakistan based Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) in the Nissar Trophy – a tournament played for three seasons between India and Pakistan domestic winners. That match in 2008 had the likes of Aakash Chopra, Virendra Sehwag, Ashish Nehra and Ishant Sharma playing for the Delhi team. The SNGPL side, on the other hand, had familiar names in Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal and Misbah-Ul-Haq.

When Kohli crossed the 150-run barrier with a boundary, he became the highest scoring Indian captain in West Indies going past the previous mark of Rahul Dravid.

Kohli’s previous highest score in Tests was 169, which he posted against Australia in Melbourne in 2014.

The double century was also first for Kohli at the First Class level, with his previous highest being 197. He beat Mohammad Azharduddin’s long-standing record of 192 against New Zealand scored in February 1990.

Ashwin made good of the life given to him and reached his seventh Test fifty off 127 balls. In doing so, he helped India past the 400-mark in the 118th over and indeed brought up the 150-partnership with Kohli off 272 balls.

India had ended the opening day at a comfortable 302/4 with Kohli (143 not out) and Ravichandran Ashwin (22 not out) going strong with a 66-run unbeaten stand for the fifth wicket.

On day one, Shikhar Dhawan had scored 84 runs and put on 105 runs with Kohli to help India past the 300-mark after they won the toss and elected to bat.