India captain Virat Kohli became only the second batsman after South Africa’s AB de Villiers, in the history of the game to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs in the latest ICC ODI player rankings today.
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah grabbed the joint-top position among bowlers.
Kohli consolidated his top position with 558 runs in the 5-1 series win over South Africa, during which he slammed three centuries.
He, thus, moved ahead of Brian Lara in the all-timer list. He is now seventh in the ODI list of all-time rankings that is led by Vivian Richards with 935 points.
The India captain is now a good 22 points clear of Sachin Tendulkar, whose ODI career high of 887 points came against Zimbabwe in January 1998. Kohli’s aggregate is the best since Brian Lara reached 911 points in March 1993.
India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who aggregated 323 runs in the South Africa series, is another notable gainer in the latest rankings.
In bowling, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has moved up eight slots to 21st position with 16 wickets in the South Africa series while Chinaman bowler Kuleep Yadav 17 scalps have helped him move up 15 positions to take the 47th position. Bumrah eight wickets have lifted him two places to take the joint-first position.
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has joined Bumrah at the top.
Meanwhile, India continued to top the ODI team rankings, followed by South Africa and England.