Sachin Tendukar has reclaimed the number one position in the Test rankings after eight years, following his successful run in the just concluded Test series against Australia.
Tendulkar was the highest run-getter with 403 runs in the two-match series.
Tendulkar also scored his sixth double hundred and was adjudged Man-of-the-series. The Indian batting legend has now 891 rating points, according to the latest ICC rankings list
Virender Sehwag is the next best Indian at number three with 819 points, behind Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara (874). It is the first time in eight years that Tendulkar has topped the batting table. The last time he achieved the number one rank was in August 2002.
Overall, it is the ninth time that Tendulkar has claimed the number-one ranking which he first achieved in his 33rd Test on 18 November 1994 after scoring 34 and 85 against the West Indies in the Mumbai Test which India won by 96 runs.
Warne, Ponting locked in war of words after series defeat
Australian great Shane Warne and current captain Ricky Ponting were today engaged in a war of words in the aftermath of the series whitewash against India.
Even before the Bangalore match had ended, Warne reacted to Ponting’s field placements on his twitter page.
“How the hell can Hauritz bowl to this field ?? Feeling for Hauritz , terrible !! What are these tactics ? Sorry Ricky but what are you doing,” Warne wrote.
Ponting shot back but admitted his side can’t avoid criticism in the wake of defeat ahead of Ashes series.
“Every field that Nathan has had to bowl with since he’s been here has been at his request. It’s the field he wants to bowl to.”
“Unfortunately it doesn’t appear that Shane would take the time to ask anyone about that.”
“He’s got his opinion out in the public at the moment,” Ponting was quoted as saying by ‘The Australian’.