Dubai. India’s star batsman Virat Kohli played a brilliant innings of 82 runs against Pakistan in Melbourne, which has directly benefited him in the ICC T20 rankings. The 33-year-old Virat Kohli broke into the top 10 in the list of T20 batsmen. With this innings, Kohli has jumped five places to the ninth position. Virat has 635 points.
The list is topped by Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan (849 rating points) while New Zealand opener Devon Conway (831) has moved up three places to replace Suryakumar Yadav at the second spot. Conway played an unbeaten 92 off 58 balls against Australia as New Zealand beat the defending champions by 89 runs. Suryakumar has 828 rating points and has lost a place, after which he has slipped to the third position. He is followed by Pakistan captain Babar Azam (799) and South Africa’s Aiden Markram (762). India captain Rohit Sharma is ranked 16th and KL Rahul 18th in the rankings.
Kohli’s performance started with Asia Cup
Let us tell you that before the start of the Asia Cup three months ago, Virat Kohli was ranked 35th in the ICC rankings. Virat Kohli’s bat, the backbone of Indian batting, was silent for the past several months. Almost 3 years later, he scored a century against Afghanistan with confidence. This century came about 1020 days after Virat Kohli’s bat. He scored his last century in any format of cricket at the international level against Bangladesh on 22 November 2019 in Kolkata. Let us tell you that after scoring a century against Afghanistan, Virat Kohli moved to the 15th place in the ICC rankings. This was the 71st century of Virat’s career. Now, due to his consistent performance, Virat has come in the top 10, due to which his fans are very happy. At the same time, he has once again closed the mouth of the opponents with his bat.
Highest run scorer Indian
Virat is the first Indian batsman to achieve the feat of scoring 11,000 runs in T20 cricket. Let us tell you that after Virat, the Indian captain is Rohit Sharma. Virat is at number four in the list of scoring 11,000 runs in World T20 cricket.
Bowling and all-rounder rankings also released
The ICC has also released the bowling rankings, in which Afghan spinner Rashid Khan is in first place and Josh Hazlewood of Australia is in second. Indian player Hardik Pandya has moved to the third position in the all-rounder ranking. They have gained three places.