Indian captain Virat Kohli has been on a golden run in ODI cricket. He recently concluded the six match ODI series against South Africa with 558 runs to his name, a record; with three centuries including the highest score by an Indian captain against South Africa -160*.
This has improved Virat Kohli’s ICC ODI rankings as well, as he reigns at the pinnacle of the rankings. Now a new feather has been added to his hat of records, as he becomes the first Indian batsman to go past 900 (909 rating points) ratings mark in ICC ODI rankings.
Virat Kohli (909) has become the first India batsman to go above the 900 ratings mark in the ICC ODI Rankings.— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 20, 2018
Also the highest ratings achieved by any batsman in the last 27 years. That is since Dean Jones in 1991. #KingKohli
This is the best ratings mark achieved by any batsman in ODIs since 1991, when Australia’s Dean Jones achieved a similar rating mark.
Before Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar achieved 887 rating points in 1998, Sourav Ganguly achieved 844 points in 2000 and former India captain MS Dhoni achieved 836 rating points in 2009.
Best Rating for an Indian batsman in ODI cricket:— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) February 20, 2018
909 - VIRAT KOHLI, 2018
887 - Sachin Tendulkar, 1998
844 - Sourav Ganguly, 2000
836 - MS Dhoni, 2009
825 - Rohit Sharma, 2017#SAvIND
In another good news for the Indian cricket fans, Jasprit Bumrah shares the top spot in the ICC ODI bowlers rankings for the bowlers with Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan with 787 points.