Virat Kohli, who is making more record in batting, has now become the king of Test cricket too. He has become number one batsman in Test cricket. He has left behind former Australia captain Steve Smith in this race. Steve Smith, who has been banned for one year due to ball-tampering. Virat scored 200 runs in the first Test match against England. Now he has reached number one in the batting rankings. Virat Kohli has left behind Team India’s former Versatile Batsman Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar in the rating race. Virat Kohli has got 934 points in ICC rating this time. This is the highest rating achieved by any Indian Captain and Batsman.
According to the ICC rankings, five batsmen of Test cricket
- Virat Kohli, India 934
- 2. Steve Smith, Australia 929
- 3. Joe Root, England, 865
- 4. Ken Williamson, New Zealand 847
- 5. David Warner, Australia 820
Earlier, Sunil Gavaskar had got 916 points in Test cricket in 1979. Sachin Tendulkar received 989 ratings in 2002. Rahul Dravid got 892 ratings in 2005. Since last five years Virat Kohli is looking in a great form, imagine that he has achieved the best ranking from India in all three formats. He has achieved a ranking of 934 in Test cricket. Achieved a 911 rating in ODIs. At the same time in 2014, he won the rating of 897 in T20.
Numero Uno! #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli overtakes Steve Smith to become the new no.1 batsman in the ICC Test rankings. He is the 1st Indian to be No.1 since the great @sachin_rt who achieved this in 2011. pic.twitter.com/Q6ZXWnM9vh
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 2018
Virat Kohli, who achieved first place in the Test rankings, is the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar. After Sachin, no other batsman could become Number One in Team India. In 2011, Sachin and South African player Jack Callis were number one batsmen.
Virat scored 200 runs in both innings of the Edgbaston Test. He became the second Indian captain in England to score more than 200 runs in a Test match against England. Before Virat, Tiger Pataudi had made in Leeds in 1967 against England. In the first innings of this match, Pataudi played a 64-run inning, followed by a superb century (148) in the second innings. In this test, he scored a total of 212 runs.