Dubai: India's batting sensation Virat Kohli's decision to skip the recently concluded three-match series against Bangladesh has seen him lose the number one spot to South Africa's AB de Villiers in the latest International Cricket Council One Day International rankings issued on Friday.
Kohli was leading de Villiers by nine ratings points in the batting chart, but since a player loses one per cent of his rating for missing every match the Indian batsman has dropped a total of 13 points to now trail the South African stroke-maker by four ratings points. De Villiers is also at the top of the batting table in the Test batsmen list, while Kohli is at the 10th position.
However, all this could change over the next couple of months depending on how de Villiers performs in Sri Lanka and Kohli performs in England. Like Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have also lost ground for opting to rest from the tour. Dhawan is now 10th after slipping two places, while Sharma has fallen out of the top 20 to be at 23rd position.