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ICC 2017 Test Rankings: Virat Kohli Becomes Second Indian To Reach The 900-Point Mark

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ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017 Virat Kohli on Thursday turned out to be just the second Indian batsman after previous India chief Sunil Gavaskar to achieve the 900-point stamp in the most recent ICC Test Player Rankings, which were discharged after the finish of the second Test amongst India and South Africa. Gavaskar, an ICC Cricket Lobby of Famer, had accomplished the turning point after his 50th Test when he scored 13 and 221 at The Oval in 1979 and had bounced from 887 focuses to 916 focuses, which remained his profession best. Kohli, who recorded his 21st century at Centurion, accomplished the uncommon accomplishment in his 65th Test subsequent to vaulting from 880 focuses to 900 focuses. Other than Kohli and Gavaskar, India cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid were the other two India batsmen who approached the 900-point stamp yet missed the mark. Tendulkar had accomplished 898 focuses in 2002, while Dravid accomplished 892 focuses in 2005. 

Kohli is just the 31st batsman in the historical backdrop of Test cricket to achieve 900 focuses. Wear Bradman finish the table with 961 focuses, trailed by Steve Smith (947), Len Hutton (945), Ricky Ponting and Jack Hobbs (both 942). Kohli additionally pushed Britain cricket commander Joe Root into the second position as the main four spaces kept on being involved by Test skippers who have all played in past ICC U19 Cricket World Containers. Kohli trails Smith by 47 focuses however drives Root by 19 focuses. Root, thus, drives Kane Williamson of New Zealand by 26 focuses. Other batsmen inside the best 20 are South Africa's trio of Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and Dignitary Elgar. 

Amla, who scored 82 in the main innings, has climbed two spots to eighth, while du Plessis has been remunerated for his commitments of 63 and 48 with an ascent of two places that have given him a profession high positioning of twelfth. Elgar has likewise increased two places and is currently positioned fourteenth after scores of 31 and 61. Interestingly, Pujara has slipped one place to 6th, Rahul has fallen six spots to eighteenth and de Kock is twentieth subsequent to diving five spots.

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