India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, who led the team in the recently concluded tour of Zimbabwe, praised all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who recently climbed to the top spot in the ICC One-Day International (ODI) bowlers rankings.

Jadeja jumped four places in the rankings on Sunday after his showing in Zimbabwe, making him the first Indian to become the No.1 bowler in the world since Anil Kumble in December 1996. Overall, the left-armer is the fourth Indian after Kapil Dev (March 1989), Maninder Singh (December 1987-November 1988) and Kumble to claim the top spot.

"I am not surprised, to be honest. He has made huge strides in international cricket specially in the ODIs. In the last one or two years he has really been consistent with his bowling. Plus he chips in with the bat every time the team needs," Kohli said on the sidelines of a promotional event here at the Talkatora Stadium.

(With inputs from IANS)