This is a very proud moment for us all. It is our best batsmen Virat Kohli who has gained his position as number one batsmen in test cricket. He is only the 7th Indian batsmen to achieve such. Before the Birmingham test, it was known that Kohli isn’t that far behind Steve Smith who has had a hold onto the position since December 2015.
With his brilliant century innings of 149 runs and a 51 run knock in the 2nd innings, Virat Kohli beat Steve Smith and became the best test batsmen in the world. Kohli now leads Smith but will have to maintain his form in the remaining four tests to finish as number one in tests.
Many might not know this but Kohli is also the number 1 batsmen in ODI cricket which makes him the cricketer with two first positions in 2 most famous forms of cricket.
Apart from Kohli and Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and Dilip Vengsarkar are the other India batsmen to have achieved number one rankings during their careers.