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Currently Rohit is Ahead of Kohli in Terms of Batting: Sandeep Patil

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Chelsea Rogers | 28 December, 2017, 01:52

The amusing memes that flooded social media following Virat Kohli's marriage with Anushka Sharma - with Rohit Sharma making most of the opportunity as a stand-in captain as well as with the bat against Sri Lanka - took a serious mathematical turn on Monday when it emerged that the Indian captain has actually suffered a dip in ICC ratings and ranking.

They leapfrogged England, New Zealand and the West Indies to move from fifth to second place, owing to a 3-0 whitewash in the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka.

Bumrah had missed out on the final T20 and went wicket-less in the first two games against Sri Lanka.

"There is no comparison and I don't see any wicket-keeper, who can even come closer to him in world cricket, leave alone Indian cricket", Prasad's statement more or less sealed the fate of all young keepers till the 2019 World Cup.

Meanwhile, Rahul has gained 23 slots to reach fourth position after scoring 154 runs in the series including two half-centuries. Team India remained unbeaten throughout the year as far as the bilateral series are concerned.

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As both teams' players gathered on the ground for the post-match presentation ceremony, it was the turn of the visiting captain Thisara Perera to be interviewed by former India batsman and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar.

Kohli slipped to third position after missing the series due to personal commitments.

Sharma's 162 runs in the series, which included a knock of 118 in the second match in Indore, have helped him gain six slots to reach 14th position.

However, Kohli is only eight points behind Finch and four behind Lewis. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has moved up one place to a career-best second.