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ICC ranks Virat Kohli No.1 Test batsman along with top 20 players following Kanye West's tweet

It came in a jocular manner as the world cricket body morphed the ICC Test batsmen rankings to give every batsman a number one rank.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 15, 2018 16:02 IST ]
Image Source : PTI

A file photograph of Virat Kohli

Taking inspiration from American rapper Kanye West's latest philosophical tweet, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to rank top 20 Test batsmen equally. It came in a jocular manner as the world cricket body morphed the ICC Test batsmen rankings to give every batsman a number one rank.

"No one is better than anyone," West had said in a tweet on Monday.

Creating a joke out of it, the ICC shared the picture of West's tweet along with the morphed image of ICC Test batsmen rankings, saying: "If you say so yeezy."

Recently, Indian captain Virat Kohli lost his number one position to Australia's banned skipper Steve Smith after a forgettable performance in the lost second Test against England.

Smith is currently serving a one-year ban owing to his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa earlier this year.

The India captain played knocks of 23 and 17 even as his side succumbed to 107 and 130 for an innings and 159-run loss at the Lord's. (Read full story)

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