Making it to the headline of international sport, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, known for knocking off anyone at the cricket pitch has gained the number one spot in the latest ICC rankings for the Test batsmen in the world.
While Sir Donald Bradman might be seen as the all-time best batsman in the world because of his outstanding batting average of 99.94 in just 52 test matches that he played, Indian captain Kohli is on the spree to become the best. It can be said Kohli can be included among the some renowned batsmen of the world like Sir Vivian Richards, Greg Chappell, Sunil Gavaskar, Alan Border, Steve Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis.
Winning over the strong competition going on to grab the position as the number one batsman in the world is a major challenge for cricketers like Steve Smith of Australia, A B De Villiers of South-Africa, Virat Kohli of India and Joe Root of England. Beating through, Indian captain Virat Kohli scored himself the top spot in the latest ICC player rankings for Test batsmen in the world after the completion of the five test match series against England. Although, India lost the series 1-4 against hosts England, Kohli made 593 runs in the series at an average of 59.3 which helped him to be acknowledged as the current best batsman in the world.
Before the test match, Kohli was at the second spot in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen, about 27 points behind Steve Smith but his excellent performance in the series made him reach one point ahead of the Australian captain in the latest ICC rankings. At present, many top-notch ex-cricketers from around the world believe that Kohli is only the best batsman in world cricket today. By gaining the top spot in ICC rankings Kohli has proved all his admirers around the world right about their opinion for him. Now, Kohli will have to defend his number one ranking in the two Test match series in India itself against the West Indies starting from October 4.