Indian cricket skipper and superstar Virat Kohli is now officially the No. 1 Test batsman in the world as per the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen. ICC has lauded the Indian skipper in a congratulatory tweet.
— ICC (@ICC) August 5, 2018
He overtook Steve Smith after his performances in the recently concluded Edgbaston Test against England, and has now become the seventh Indian overall (the first since Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011) to occupy the top spot in Test cricket.
Kohli leads Steve Smith by 5 points, after gaining 31 points through his performances at Edgbaston. Smith was the top ranked batsman in Test cricket for the last 32 months.
The hallmark of a great player lies in his ability to handle pressure. Virat has shown the uncanny ability to come out on top in tough situations. He has been a phenomenal run chaser for India. And has fashioned many a win for India with his astonishing batting when all hopes were lost.
That is the magic of Virat Kohli. He has fearless approach in his game. He has all the shots in the book and is not hesitant or tentative to any ball thrown at him . This axiom separates from the rest.
He is fantastic runner between the wickets and eager to take on the opposition head on. One of the prime reasons why he is such game changer is his high level fitness regimen he follows day in and day out. He has raised the bar of fitness in the team Taken it to a different level all- together .