Keeping his exquisite batting form even in Test cricket, skipper Virat Kohli, with his innings of 167 runs and 81 runs in the second Test against England, has moved to a career-high 4th in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen.
With 822 rating points in his 50-Test career, Kohli jumped ten places to his career best of number four.
In crossing the 800-point mark for the first time, Kohli has become the 11th Indian batsman to do so. If he continues with his excellent form in the third Test match, it is speculated that he might close the gap on the top spot.
The 28-year-old batsman is already at the top spot of T20 batsmen rankings and No 2 in the ODI rankings.
Other members of India’s Test team to improve their rankings are Cheteshwar Pujara, whose 119 in the first innings in the second Test against England helped him move a notch up from tenth to ninth position.