Test rankings: Virat Kohli’s reign in danger, celebrates wedding anniversary with Anushka


DUBAI: Indian captain Virat Kohli’s reign as the top-ranked Test batsman is in danger after the updated International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings were released on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old, who has held on to the top spot since the Edgbaston Test against England, could manage to score only three and 34 during the first Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. As a result, Kohli has conceded 15 points to slip to 920 points, which has reduced his lead by seven points.

The latest threat to the Indian captain is New Zealand’s Kane Williamson. Following a stellar performance of 89 runs and 139 runs against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, the right-hander was richly rewarded with 37 points to leapfrog into the second position on a career-high 913 points.

With Williamson breathing down Kohli’s neck, the India captain will be under pressure to perform strongly with the bat in the second Test starting from December 14 in Perth.

Wedding anniversary

Meanwhile, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, one of the most talked about couples of Tinseltown, are celebrating their first wedding anniversary on Tuesday (December 11). From constantly sharing photos with each other on their social media to flying millions of miles to meet each other, the much-in-love couple has left no stone unturned to reignite people’s faith in love.

As the couple completed one year of marital bliss, they took to their respective social media accounts to express their love. Sharing a video from their wedding ceremony, Anushka wrote, “It’s heaven when you don’t sense time passing by … It’s heaven when you marry a good man.”

The Indian skipper also shared pictures from their wedding, writing, “Can’t believe it’s been a year already because it feels like it happened just yesterday. Time has truly flown by. Happy anniversary to my best friend and my soulmate. Mine forever.”

In the pictures, the duo is all smiles while performing their wedding nuptials.

The two secretly got married in a fairytale wedding which was only attended by the couple’s close family and friends in December last year. Post their nuptials in Italy, the couple hosted grand receptions in Delhi and Mumbai. (ANI)