Jai Ho VVS Lakshman! Our very very special Lakshman has climbed into the Top-10 league of Batsmen in latest ICC Test Batsmen Rankings. This is the best ranking so far for Lakshman in ICC charts. Lakshman's second innings knock of 96 runs in the Durban Test has made him to get his career best ninth position in ICC Rankings for Test Batsmen. Lakshman's knock in the second innings has played highly crucial role in setting a competitive target for South Africa to win the game. This is the first time that VVS has entered into the top -10 zone.
Lakshman's innings helped him to bring six places up in the ICC Test Rankings apart from giving an opportunity to India to level the three match series with 1-1. Another significance of the Durban Test is Zaheer Khan's career best bowling ranking in ICC charts. Zaheer Khan's show in the first and second innings pushed him to the fourth place in ICC Test bowling rankings.
India has achieved another landmark with regard to ICC Test Rankings with three key batsmen representing in the top-10 rankings. Apart from Lakshman's fiet, Sachin Tendulkar is at second spot and Virender Sehwag has occupied fourth position.