‘India Don’t Play For Rankings’


Port Of Spain: India have surrendered their No.1 rankings in Test to Pakistan thanks to the waterlogged outfield in Queen’s Park stadium that washed out four full days of play in the fourth Test between Virat Kohli’s men and West Indies.

Captain Kohli though is unperturbed by drop in points and maintained that his team doesn’t play for rankings.

“Had Pakistan not won, had we drawn the last game, the rankings would have looked different again. It is a very short-term incentive because we understand that the points table is very close. But as a team we think we can assess ourselves at the end of this season, not one Test at a time.

“The other teams have played more games than us and we need to play as many games to be able to compare after the whole season is done. Rankings keep going up and down, and you don’t play for rankings. You want to be the best side in the world and that has always been our aim,” Kohli told after India clinched the Test match series 2-0 in the Caribbean.