Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has given Australia a pathetic title to take first place in ICC Test rankings. However, India, after losing in the single game and winning 12 to have a detrimental effect on the rankings. He has questioned the reasons behind Tim Paine’s men placement on the top, as in the subcontinent, where Australia lost all four matches. For this reason, the former Indian batsman has called the Australian team “pathetic” away from home, and that is why he has pushed ICC by queries.
“India has yielded the top spot for the first time since October 2016. This is large because India had won 12 Tests and lost just one Test in 2016-17, the records of which were removed in the latest update,” an ICC statement said.
“No, I am not surprised (India slipping to No. 3). I don’t believe in points and ranking system. Probably the worst was there in the World Test Championship… that you win the same points when you win a Test match away from home. That’s ridiculous,” Gambhir said during the Cricket Connected show on Star Sports.
“Yes. 100 percent. If you have to see from the overall impact point of view, India has lost a series away from home but won against Australia. Hands down, they have been the most competitive side. They won a Test in South Africa, won a Test match in England… not many countries have done that,” Gambhir noted.
“For me, India should be there (No. 1) because of Australia… I have serious doubts On what front have you given Australia the No. 1 ranking? They have been pathetic away from home, especially in the sub-continent,” Gautam Gambhir concluded.