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Current Affairs: Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli Received ICC Test Championship Mace

Virat Kohli presented with ICC Test Championship Mace

Indian Test Cricket Team Ranked First
  • Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli was (12.10.2016) presented with the ICC Test Championship mace for leading his team to the top of the Test Team Rankings.
  • The mace was presented by former India captain and ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Sunil Gavaskar at a ceremony following the conclusion of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Indore after the home team completed a 3-0 whitewash.
ICC Test Team Rankings
  • India were guaranteed number-one spot on the ICC Test Team Rankings after it took a 2-0 lead in Kolkata. Since the Test team rankings are only updated at the end of the series, India formally replaced Pakistan at the top of the table at the end of the Indore Test, which they won by 321 runs.
  • Kohli became only the second India captain after Mahendra Singh Dhoni and 10th overall to receive the mace, even though it is for the third time since Kohli took over as captain that India have led the rankings table.

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