ICC T20 Rankings: It is known that Virat Kohli played a stormy innings against Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup. This crucial innings was rewarded heavily in the latest ICC rankings.
India’s star batsman Virat Kohli, who played a memorable innings in his career against Pakistan, has made a huge jump in the ICC rankings. The right-handed former skipper has entered the top-10 in the T20 batsmen rankings released on Wednesday. With this, his fans also got a good news. That too with the key changes coming in just three months.. Now the collar is flying. Kohli’s unbeaten 82 against Pakistan moved him to number nine. Virat Kohli, who played a brilliant innings of 82 runs in the match against Pakistan in Melbourne on Sunday, once again displayed his former glory as he reached the 9th position in the T20 rankings with 635 points. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav lost one seat. Now he has moved from the second position to the third position.
Kohli’s story has changed in three months.
Kohli has been struggling for the past three years. Not a single century came from his bat. But, in Asia Cup-2022, Kohli returned to his form. He once again appeared in his old style. This was three months ago. At that time, Virat’s ranking was at the 35th position as the Asia Cup was about to begin. With this, King Kohli scored a century against Afghanistan and reached the 15th position. Now he has entered the top 10. Virat hasn’t scored a single century in international cricket since 2019. This was followed by his 71st century overall against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup.
Virat Kohli on the rise 👊
The Indian star’s sensational innings against Pakistan sees him surge up in the latest @MRFWorldwide ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings 📈
— ICC (@ICC) October 26, 2022
The script changed with the historic innings..
In the first match against Pakistan in the World Cup, Team India defeated Pakistan by 4 wickets. Kohli played an unbeaten innings with 82 runs. Team India lost 4 wickets for 31 runs and was in trouble. He formed a partnership of 113 runs with Hardik. Kohli showed the team the way to victory with a no-ball six in the last over when 16 runs were needed. Kohli was selected as the player of the match.
Virat made this innings historic. KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Akshar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and Ravichandran Ashwin all managed to score only 67 runs. On the other hand, Virat scored 82 runs in batting. Most importantly, he gave victory to a team that was on the verge of defeat.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam suffered a golden duck against India. It had to bear the brunt of this in the rankings as well. Babar has now dropped to the fourth position. Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli are the only two Indian batsmen in the top-10.
South Africa’s Aiden Markram is fifth while England’s David Malan is sixth. Australia’s captain Aaron Finch is at the seventh position and Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nishanka is at the eighth position. UAE’s Mohammad Wasim is ranked 10th. Indian captain Rohit Sharma is ranked 16th while KL Rahul is ranked 18th.