India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday replaced Australia’s Steve Smith at the top of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Rankings for Test batsmen, following his tally of 200 runs in the opening Test against England at Edgbaston.
The former Australia captain is currently serving a 12-month ban for his involvement in a ball-tampering scandal during Australia’s tour of South Africa earlier this year.
Sachin Tendulkar was the last Indian batsman to be ranked No. 1 Test batsman back in 2011.
Bsides Tendulkar and Kohli, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir have been the other Indian batsmen to achieve the top spot in ICC Test Rankings.