India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday congratulated Ravindra Jadeja on becoming the world's top-ranked all-rounder and retaining his top spot in the bowlers' rankings as well. Jadeja today edged out Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan to claim the top-rank among all-rounders apart from maintaining pole position in the bowlers' chart in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings.
Jadeja currently has 438 points among the all-rounders while Shakib has 431 points. The Saurashtra man has also retained his top position in the Test bowlers' list.
Kohli took to Twitter to share a special message for Jadeja, who has been one of the team's vital cogs.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 8, 2017
Incidentally, the match which put Jadeja on top of the heap is also the one where he breached ICC Code of Conduct to be handed a one-Test suspension.
In the recently-concluded second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, which India won by an innings and 53 runs, Jadeja contributed an unbeaten 70 and also took seven wickets, including a five-for.
Jadeja also gained nine places to take 51st rank among batsmen while India's wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has attained a career-best 44th position after moving up four places.