For the first time in his brilliant career, Virat Kohli has broken into the top 10 among Test batsmen. He was already the world’s No. 1 ranked batsman in both ODIs and T20 internationals. Kohli is at No. 4 in the latest ICC Test batting rankings.
Virat Kohli scored 167 in the first innings and 81 in the second to emerge Man of the Match in Vizag. India won the Test by 246 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series .
It was fourth highest match aggregate for an Indian skipper in a Test match. The top two are both by Sunil Gavaskar against West Indies in the 1978-79 home series. Kohli made 256 in Adelaide a couple of years ago.