Kohli on top in ICC rankings as best test batsman
He is the first India player since Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011 to lead the rankings and ends Smith's 32-month spell at the top.
India captain Virat Kohli has overtaken Australia's Steve Smith to become the best test batsman in the world for the first time in his 67-test career, becoming the seventh Indian to reach the top, the ICC said on its website https://www.icc-cricket.com/media-releases/794989.
He is the first India player since Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011 to lead the rankings and ends Smith's 32-month spell at the top, moving five points clear of the former Australia captain, who is serving a 12-month ban for ball-tampering.
Kohli scored 149 not out and 51 in India's 31-run loss to England in the first test at Edgbaston but must remain in form during the rest of the four tests in the series to stay top.
The 29-year-old, who also leads the one-day international standings, becomes India's highest-ranked test batsman with 934 points.
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