Apart from the tons of talent, it’s his undying passion, unwavering commitment towards the game, that made Virat Kohli the best batsman of all-time. Kohli, who is on the verge of obliterating all the existing batting records in the world cricket, has attained a new feat. Now, he’s officially the No. 1 batsman in Test cricket. The Team Indian captain who was at number 2 till recently, leapfrogged to No. 1 position with a brilliant hundred and a half-century in the first two innings of the first test against England at Edgbaston. Kohli surpassed former Australian captain Steve Smith with his brilliant display of batting.
Apart from Kohli and Tendulkar, the other Indian batsmen who have reached the number-one rankings in the longest format were Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and Dilip Vengsarkar. But at 934 points, Kohli has become the highest-ranked India batsman on the all-time tally of points.
At 934 points, Kohli has not only become India’s highest-ranked batsman, but he is ranked 14th in the best all-time list of test batsmen on the all-time tally of points. Sir, Donald Bradman (961) and Steve Smith (947) are the two batsmen sitting on top of this exclusive list.