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Virat Kohli drops to No 2 spot in ICC ODI Rankings for batsmen

Virat Kohli dropped a total of 13 rating points in the latest ICC rankings © Getty Images
Virat Kohli dropped a total of 13 rating points in the latest ICC rankings © Getty Images

Dubai: Jun 21, 2014

India‘s batting sensation Virat Kohli‘s decision to skip the recently concluded three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Bangladesh has seen him lose the No 1 spot to South Africa‘s AB de Villiers in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI Rankings issued on Friday.

Kohli was leading de Villiers by nine ratings points in the batting charts, but since a player loses one per cent of his rating for missing every match, the Indian batsman has dropped a total of 13 points to now trail the South African stroke-maker by four ratings points.

De Villiers is also at the top of the batting table in the Test batsmen list, while Kohli is at the 10th position. However, all this could change over the next couple of months depending on how de Villiers performs in Sri Lanka and Kohli performs in England.

Like Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have also lost ground for opting to rest from the tour. Dhawan is now 10th after slipping two places, while Rohit has fallen out of the top 20 to be at 23rd position.

However, Suresh Raina, who captained India in Bangladesh, has moved up two places to 27th. MS Dhoni is in sixth position.

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