Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to cross 900 points in ICC’s ODI Player Rankings

Kohli is on top of the list with 909 points as he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 887 points that was achieved in 1998.

Virat Kohli looks unstoppable force with the bat at the moment as India’s premier batsman became the first Indian to collect 900 points in the ICC ODI Rankings for Batsmen. The previous player to achieve this feat was Australia’s Dean Jones who had 918 points in 1991.

Kohli is seventh in the list of players who crossed 900 points in limited-overs format rankings. Viv Richards has bagged the most points (935) with Zaheer Abbas, Greg Chappell, and David Gower also managing to achieve this milestone at some point in their cricketing careers. Indian Captain Virat Kohli has added another milestone in his cricketing career by becoming the second player to cross 900 points in ODI and Test Cricket.

Virat Kohli has been the best player in the world in the limited-overs format for the last couple of years. In recently one-day series against South Africa, Kohli accumulated 558 runs in 6 games at an average of 186 with three centuries to his name. It can be said that the whole-one-day series belonged to Virat Kohli who led his side to their maiden series win in South Africa.

The Indian captain is now 65 points ahead of South Africa’s AB De Villiers (844) who is placed second in the ICC ODI Rankings. South Africa ODI Captain Faf Du Plessis also climbed one place in the table to reach no.8 position due to his superb century produced in the first game of the series at Kingsmead, Durban.

India’s pacer Jaspreet Bumrah has been superb so far and holds the top spot in the ICC ODI Rankings for Bowlers with Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan. In latest ICC ODI Team Rankings, India has moved ahead of South Africa to claim the top spot in the table with 123 points. South Africa is second in the rankings with 117 points with England closing in at third place. On the other hand, Afghanistan has managed to move past Zimbabwe in the rankings to climb to 10th place in the table with 55 points.