India is known as the hub of cricket. Even though it has originated in England, it is played more in India. A cricket match is like a festival in India. Thousands of people gather in the stadium to cheer for the team. Apart from stadiums, the sport enjoys viewership of millions through digital platforms.
Virat Kholi has become the trending sports personality in the country with his charming looks and excellent play with bat and also as a captain of Indian cricket team.
In the latest India vs England series, India may have lost the series 2-1, but Kohli remained in good form. Scores of 75, 45 and 71 run to total 191 runs at an average of 63.66. It also gave him his career-best rating points: 911. Due to this, he has topped the top 10 ODI batsmen list.
England's Joe Root has climbed up to second in the charts after scoring two centuries in the three-match series. He jumped four places from sixth before the series began.
Suspended David Warner slipped two spots to fifth, while Ross Taylor went down one position to No. 6. Rohit Sharma, however, maintained his place at No.4, with his 137* in the first ODI helping his cause.
Top 10 ODI Player Rankings – Batsmen
1. Virat Kohli – 911 points
2. Joe Root – 818 points
3. Babar Azam – 808 points
4. Rohit Sharma – 806 points
5. David Warner – 803 points
6. Ross Taylor – 785 points
7. Quinton de Kock – 783 points
8. Faf du Plessis – 782 points
9. Kane Williamson – 778 points
10. Shikhar Dhawan – 770 points
Top 9 ODI Player Rankings – Bowlers
1. Jasprit Bumrah – 763 points
2. Hasan Ali – 750 points
3. Trent Boult – 699 points
4. Josh Hazlewood – 696 points
5. Kuldeep Yadav – 684 points
6. Imran Tahir – 683 points
7. Adil Rashid – 681 points
8. Kagiso Rabada – 679 points
9. Yuzvendra Chahal – 666 points
When Kohli was asked whether the squad missed Jasprit Bumrah or Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the last overs, the skipper answered, "These are games where you test the character of the guys, obviously Bumrah and Bhuvi have done it for long but it’s nice to test the character of the guys. Crucial to back the guys ahead."