12 Indian to reach Number 1 position in ICC test rankings

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Bishan Singh Bedi

Bishan Singh Bedi was the first Indian bowler to reach the Number 1 position in the ICC Test rankings.

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Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar became the world Number 1 Test batter in 1979

Sunil Gavaskar comes second in this elite list | Image - X

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev was the first Indian to reach the Number 1 position in the ICC Test all-rounder's ranking.

MONACO - FEBRUARY 27: Laureus Academy member Kapil Dev is interviewed prior to the Laureus World Sports Awards at the Meridien Beach Plaza on February 27, 2018 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images for Laureus)

Dilip Vengsarkar

Legendary Dilip Vengsarkar reached the Number 1 position in the ICC Test rankings in 1988.

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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar reached the Number 1 spot in the ICC rankings multiple times during his playing career, with the last one coming in 2011.

Sachin Tendulkar is second on the list interms of scoring the most runs in first-class cricket among the Indians

Rahul Dravid

Like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid also got to the Number 1 spot in the ICC rankings a number of times, and his highest rating points were 892.

Rahul Dravid is third in the list in terms of scoring the most test runs for India against South Africa

Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was in red-hot form in 2009 and reached the Number 1 position in Tests.

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Virendra Sehwag

After a memorable series against Sri Lanka in 2010, Virendra Sehwag reached the Number 1 position in the ICC Test rankings

Virendra Sehwag | Sportz Point

Ravichandra Ashwin

Star spinner Ravichandra Ashwin has topped the bowler's ranking as well as the all-rounder's ranking in Test cricket.

Ravichandra Ashwin | Sportz Point

Ravindra Jadeja

Like Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja has also reached the Number 1 position in bowlers and all-rounders' rankings in Test cricket

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 01: Ravindra Jadeja of India (C) is congratulated by team mates after dismissing Colin de Grandhomme of New Zealand during day two of the Second Test match between New Zealand and India at Hagley Oval on March 01, 2020 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has also achieved the Number 1 position in the ICC Test rankings multiple times. He rose to 934 rating points in 2018, which is the highest ever by an Indian batsman.

Virat Kohli's rise to the ICC Test Rankings comes after his solid batting exploits in the first of the 2-match series against South Africa. Image- Times Now

Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah became the world Number 1 Test bowler for the first time in his career on February 7, 2024.

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Jasprit Bumrah | Sportz Point