Kohli on top of the world

August 06, 2018 12:00 am | Updated 03:40 am IST - Birmingham

Virat Kohli broke new ground by topping the International Cricket Council Test batting rankings for the first time in his career when the latest edition was published on Sunday.

Kohli’s innings of 149 and 51 at Edgbaston boosted his ranking rating by 31 points and helped him end Steve Smith’s 32-month reign as the top-ranked batsman in Test cricket.

Seventh Indian

Kohli is the seventh Indian, and the first since Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011, to hold the No. 1 Test spot.

Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and Dilip Vengsarkar are the other India batsmen to have been in the top spot during their Test careers.

However, at 934 points, Kohli has become India’s highest-ranked batsman, 14th overall, on the all-time tally of points.

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