India captain Virat Kohli has become only the second batsman in the history of the game to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs, while pacer Jasprit Bumrah grabbed the joint-top position among bowlers in the latest ICC ODI player rankings.
After South Africa’s AB de Villiers, Kohli has become only the second batsman to attain the 900-point mark concurrently in both formats and one among only five to have crossed 900 points in both forms of the game.
The 29-year-old attained this top position with 558 runs in the 5-1 series win over South Africa, during which he slammed three centuries. Kohli thus moved ahead of Brian Lara in the all-timers’ list, having also overtaken him in the all-timers’ Test list last month. 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.