Virat Kohli © AFP
Virat Kohli © AFP

Virat Kohli achieved his career-best ODI rating in the ICC player rankings. He crossed 900 points and became the first Indian to achieve this feat. The last time someone crossed 900 points was Australia’s Dean Jones (918), in 1991. Kohli is now seventh in the ODI list of all-time rankings. Viv Richards (935), Zaheer Abbas (931), Greg Chappell (921), David Gower (919), Jones (918) and Javed Miandad (910) have attained such high ratings earlier. Kohli also became only the second batsman in the history of the game to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs.

In the recently concluded ODI series against South Africa, Kohli was the highest run-getter. He scored 558 runs from 6 matches at 186 and strike rate of 99.46. His tally also included three centuries.

Kohli leads by 65 points from AB de Villiers (844), who is in the second spot in rankings. Before entering the limited-overs contest, Kohli held 876 points. For South Africa, Faf du Plessis’ 120-run knock in the first ODI against India, after which he was ruled out due to an injury, has seen him gain one slot to reach eight position.

As for the bowlers’ rankings, Jasprit Bumrah and Rashid Khan have taken the joint-top position with 787 points.

In terms of team rankings, India (123) continue to rule the table, followed by South Africa (117) and England (116). On the other hand, Afghanistan have overtaken Zimbabwe. Afghanistan have gained four points to take 10th position with 55 points while Zimbabwe have lost three points to be on 50 points.