Legendary Sachin Tendulkar has ended his record-breaking 200-Test career by finishing 18th in the ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen as he jumped five places in the latest chart, released on Sunday.
Tendulkar had entered the series in 24th position, which was his lowest since 1992. He scored 74 runs in his final innings in the Mumbai Test against the West Indies.
Cheteshwar Pujara is the highest-placed Indian in the batting chart. Pujara has moved up two places to a career-best sixth with a best-ever 801 ratings points, following his knock of 113 in the Mumbai Test.
Other batsmen to move in the right direction are Virat Kohli in 21st (up by four), Murali Vijay in 42nd (up by two), Kieran Powell in 53rd (up by four) and Rohit Sharma in 58th (up by five).
The batting chart continues to be headed by AB de Villiers of South Africa, with teammate Hashim Amla in second place and West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul in third place.
Among bowlers, India’s spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha have made upward movements in the top 10.
While Ashwin has moved up a place to a career-best fifth with a best-ever 808 ratings points, Ojha has returned to the top 10 of the bowlers’ table with a jump of four places to ninth.
Ashwin picked up three for 45 and four for 89 in the two innings of the Mumbai Test, while Ojha ended with his first 10-wicket haul in Tests (10 for 89) to be named man-of-the-match.
West Indies spinner Shane Shillingford, who has moved up a place to 16th, in the only other positive change inside the top 20.
South Africa’s Dale Steyn continues to head the bowlers’ table with teammate Vernon Philander in second position and Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath in third.