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Double centurion Kohli has gratitude for batting coach Bangar

October 11, 2016 22:41 IST

India's Virat Kohli celebrates his double century on Monday

IMAGE: India's Virat Kohli celebrates his double century against New Zealand on Monday. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

India's Test skipper Virat Kohli became the first batsman to score a century in the three-match series when he stroked his way to a career-best 211 on Day of the 3rd Test in Indore on Wednesday.

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It was the second double century by Kohli in the space of six Tests and three months. He is the only Indian to hit two double centuries as a Test captain.

And, after India won the third Test against New Zealand on Tuesday, the captain expressed his gratitude towards batting coach Sanjay Bangar at the post-match press conference.

"I want to thank Sanjay Bangar, he's the batting coach and he gives one the assurance that ‘you're playing well, stay in this zone'. This is a big help. Many times you are in such a position that you are thinking about many things, but there should be some person who could talk with you, share your load and thoughts. He does that on a regular basis. So I thank him. Many people ignore the hard work the support staff does behind the scenes, the role it plays."

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