Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli’s reign among Indian batsmen in ODI cricket ended in January this year. He was at the top of the ODI rankings for batsmen for the entire 12 years among Indians. He overtook MS Dhoni on 18 January 2011 and after that till 23 January 2023 he was always number-1 among Indian players in ODI rankings of batsmen. Shubman Gill left him behind after a full 12 years.
As of 17 January 2011, MS Dhoni was ahead of Indian players in ODI rankings for batsmen. He was running on top among Indian batsmen for a long time. For the first time in the rankings dated 18 January 2011, Virat Kohli overtook MS Dhoni and became the top Indian batsman. Then he was at the fourth position in the overall ranking. After this, Virat gave more strong performances in ODI cricket and he kept on improving his ranking. During this, Virat got the number-1 crown leaving behind the batsmen from all over the world. He held the number-1 position for a long time.
Remained on top among Indian batsmen even in bad times
After the poor form starting from the year 2020, Virat definitely slipped in the ODI rankings but still he has the highest rating points among Indian batsmen. remain a player. Even in his worst phase, no Indian player could beat him in the ODI rankings of batsmen. During this, Rohit Sharma came very close to him many times but could not leave him behind.
Shubman Gill became the Indian batsman who left behind Virat
In December 2022, Virat Kohli found his rhythm again by scoring a century in ODI cricket and strengthened himself in the ranking of ODI batsmen. . He also performed brilliantly in the ODI series against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and New Zealand and improved his ranking further, but during this time Shubman Gill kept raining in such a way that he finally overtook Virat Kohli in the top ranking of Indian batsmen for the first time after 12 years. .
Gill is at the forefront of Indian batsmen for two months
This happened for the first time in the ODI batsmen’s ranking of 24 January 2023 when there was another Indian batsman ahead of Virat. It was Shubman Gill. Shubman Gill was at the sixth position with 734 rating points, while Virat Kohli was at the seventh position with 727 points. For the last two months now, Shubman Gill has remained the highest rated batsman among Indian batsmen.
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