Virat Kohli has congratulated close friend and Test cricket’s number one bowler Ravindra Jadeja for edging past Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to claim the top spot in the ICC’s Test rankings for all-rounders.
Kohli and Jadeja go back a long way. They were part of the Indian under-19 team which won the World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. The two went on to debut for India soon after and have been inseparable on the field and are known to constantly banter with each other in the dressing-room.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 8, 2017
Jadeja, who come from a warrior clan, is known to celebrate his milestones in his trademark moves, twirling his bat like a sword.
Jadeja on Tuesday edged out Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to claim the top-rank among all-rounders apart from maintaining pole position in the bowlers’ chart in the latest ICC rankings.
Jadeja currently has 438 points among the all-rounders while Shakib has 431 points.
Jadeja contributed an unbeaten 70 and also took seven wickets, including a five-wicket haul, in the recently-concluded second Test, which India won by an innings and 53 runs to claim the three-Test series.