Kohli scored a total of 610 runs in three-match series against Sri Lanka. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
The Indian skipper moved three places up to grab the second spot
After registering his career-best 243 runs in the third and final test match against Sri Lanka, Indian Cricket Team skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday moved three places up to grab the second spot in the ICC Test rankings.
Kohli's first innings knock was followed by another half century, 50 runs, in the second innings taking his total to 610 in the three-match series against Sri Lanka which India won 1-0. The first and third test ended in draws in Kolkata and New Delhi respectively.
The right-handed batsman had slammed back-to-back double centuries and also registered three-figure scores in three consecutive matches.
Kohli, who is currently holding No. 1 spot in ODI's and T20's, will now be eying the chance of reaching the zenith in the test format also. As per official record, Australian Captain Steve Smith is on 938 points while Kohli is on 893 points, just 45 points away from surpassing Smith's record.
Before this Test, only 11 points separated second-ranked Cheteshwar Pujara from fifth-ranked Kohli.
Among other Indians, opener Murali Vijay at 25th position and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma at 40th place, are the other batsmen who performed well to move up.