By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : March 21, 2017, 03:22
Duration : 01:28
Virat Kohli surpassed by Cheteshwar Pujara in ICC Test Batsmen ranking
Virat Kohli surpassed by Cheteshwar Pujara in ICC Test Batsmen ranking. India's marathon man Cheteshwar Pujara has reason to celebrate. As his knock of 202 against Australia in the 3rd Test in Ranchi has helped gain 4 slots to reach a career-best 2nd spot in ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen. He is just behind Australian skipper Steve smith who has 941 points, Pujara has 861 points in his kitty. The right-hander has replaced New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who is now in 5th place, also slipping behind Joe Root and Virat Kohli, the International Cricket Council declared. Pujara, also became the first Indian to face so many balls in Test cricket. It was the third double-century of his career and his second against Australia. India-Australia 4-match rubber is tied 1-1 and the series decider will start in Dharamsala from March 25.