Mahendra Singh Dhoni paid a price for his indifferent performance in the recent tri-series in Kuala Lumpur by slipping to the eighth place in the latest ICC ODI Players rankings.
The wicketkeeper-batsman, who had briefly topped the charts a few months back, lost two places in the latest rankings which has Australia's Michael Hussey at the top.
Dhoni is the only Indian in the top ten ODI batsmen of the world. While Australian tri-series hero Hussey climbed to the top spot, he is followed by his vice-captain Adam Gilchrist and West Indian Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Among the bowlers, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and paceman Irfan Pathan have just about managed to remain in the top-10 by bringing up the rear.
Harbhajan is ninth and Pathan is 10th in the list led by South African Shaun Pollock and followed by Australia's Brett Lee and Shane Bond of New Zealand.
The Indians are also lying in the fifth position in the team rankings behind Australia, South Africa, Pakistan and New Zealand.