Kohli returns to No. 1 ODI rankings, breaks Tendulkar’s record
Indian captain on Monday returned to the top of the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen after logging career-high rating points, going past the Sachin Tendulkar in the process.
Kohli moved back to the top within 10 days of losing it to AB de Villiers after the rankings were updated following India’s 2-1 series win against New Zealand.
The 28-year-old Delhi batsman, who scored 263 runs in the series, has reached 889 points, which is the best ever by an India batsman.
“The previous highest points tally of 887 was managed by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998 and by Kohli earlier this year,” the ICC said.
India opener Rohit Sharma’s 174 runs in the series saw him reach a career-high rating of 799 points, even though he remains in seventh position. Former captain MS Dhoni has risen one place to 11th in the latest rankings.
In the list for bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah has reached a career-best third after finishing with six wickets in the series against New Zealand.
But India’s 2-1 win over New Zealand was not enough for them to overtake South Africa, who hold the top spot with 121 points, in the ICC ODI team rankings.