DUBAI: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli lost his number one position in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen, dropping to second after a forgettable performance in the second Test against England.
Kohli lost the position to former Australian captain Steve Smith, who is currently serving a one-year ban owing to his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa earlier this year.
The India captain played knocks of 23 and 17 even as his side succumbed to 107 and 130 for an innings and 159-run loss at the Lord’s.
The low scores and one-sided defeat have led to a fall in rankings for most India players with off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin being the notable exception.
He has moved up in the list for batsmen from 67th to 57th, with defiant innings of 29 and 33 not out.