Recently, ICC has announced latest ranking for the team for T20, ODI, and Test formats. Luckily, Australia have gone for the top-notched spot in dual foramts; T20 and Tests.
Unluckily, India have lost their first spot and have dropped down to the third spot as Australia have snatched their first ranking from them. As a consequence, Indians have found it disgusting for them and seems like it has become unbearable for them.
Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer, has slammed ICC for considering team’s performances from 2017 to ahead. As India has slid down to third spot, Gautam has found it unfair as India lost only one out of thirteen matches and won all the twelve. Whereas, Australia, according to Gautam Gambhir, has lost all four matches in the sub continent due to which they shall not have reached to the top spot.
Australia have been pathetic away from home: Gautam Gambhir
“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, absolutely. 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 absolutely pathetic away from home, especially in the sub-continent,” Gautam Gambhir concluded.