Kohli reaches 900-point mark in ODIs
Indian skipper Virat Kohli had an ODI series to remember against South Africa. He had success with the team and so for himself as a batsman. In the 6 match ODI series, the dashing batsman scored 3 hundreds and 2 fifties with an average of 186.
Without any kind of obstacles, Kohli retained the top spot in the ICC ODI rankings and not only he retained, he did it in style. He became only the second batsman after AB de Villiers to cross the 900-point mark simultaneously in both Tests and ODIs and the fifth overall, in the latest rankings for the 50-over format announced by the ICC on Tuesday.
Kohli, who began the six-match series with 876 rating points, finished it with 909 – thus becoming the first Indian batsman to cross 900 rating points in ODIs as he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s career high of 887.
The Indian captain, who scored 558 runs in India’s 5-1 series victory, is now seventh on the list of all-time rankings as he overtook Brian Lara. He is now one short of Javed Miandad at No. 6 while he needs 26 more points to equal Viv Richards’s highest rating points of 935.
ICC ODI batsman rankings: 1. Virat Kohli (909 points), 2. AB de Villiers (844), 3. David Warner (823), 4. Babar Azam (813), 5. Joe Root (808), 6. Rohit Sharma (799), 7. Quinton de Kock (783), 8. Faf du Plessis (782), 9. Kane Williamson (777), 10. Shikhar Dhawan (769).