It seems that he does not like anyone occupying the number one spot in the ranking of top One Day International (ODI) batsman in the world for a long time. The Indian captain Virat Kohli is back in the seat he deserves, as the Indian heartthrob regained the number one position in the ICC ODI ranking as a batsman. Kohli aggregated 263 runs in the last 3-match ODI series against New Zealand and reached to 889 points highest by any Indian batsman.
South African great AB de Villiers snatched the number one position from Virat, but could not hold it for long, as the fiery Indian batsman regained the position within ten days. Following India’s series win against New Zealand, ICC has updated its ranking system and declared Kohli has the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world.
In a release, the global cricket governing body said that the previous highest acquisition of points was 887 aggregated by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998 and Virat Kohli in 2017. Another high-performing Indian batsman Rohit Sharma scored 174 runs in the last series and secured the seventh position with 799 points, while wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni moved one place and secured 11th spot.
Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali is leading the table of best ODI bowlers ranking, while India’s Jasprit Bumrah secured his career-best third place after taking six wickets in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand. New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner moved on to 14th, while Adam Milne reached to 42nd spot.
India remains No. 2 ODI side in the latest ICC ranking, as their win against New Zealand at home was not enough to topple the South African side enjoying the top position with 121 points.