How did Virat Kohli finish above Ravindra Jadeja in T20I all-rounder?

Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli brought down the curtains on his T20I career after India won the T20 World Cup 2024. The Rohit Sharma-led side defeated South Africa in a last-over thriller to end their decade-long ICC trophy drought. Following the victory, Kohli, along with captain Rohit Sharma decided to retire from the shortest format. Kohli ended his T20I career as a higher ICC men’s all-rounder than India’s star all-rounder and teammate Ravindra Jadeja

As per the latest ICC rankings, Kohli was ranked 40th in the batting standings while 79th in all-around standings. Jadeja on the other hand, was placed 86th in the charts, with a rating deficit of four points. It was although Jadeja participated in the T20 World Cup 2024 as a premier all-rounder. Kohli jumped seven spots to grab the 40th spot in the batting rankings. 

On the flip side, Jadeja failed to deliver a remarkable performance in the ICC mega-show. He scored just 35 runs while picking one wicket in eight games during the tournament in the T20 World Cup 2024. According to the latest rankings, Hardik Pandya topped the charts with 222 ratings, followed by Axar Patel, who was on the 12th spot with 164 ratings. 

How did Virat Kohli surpass Ravindra Jadeja in T20I all-rounder rankings?

The T20I rankings change frequently due to the involvement of associate nations’ players. Kohli picked four wickets in 13 T20I innings with an average of 51.00 and an economy of 8.05 whereas Jadeja took 54 wickets in 71 innings with an average of nearly 30. However, Kohli has scored more than 4000 runs averaging 48.69 while Jadeja has only 500 runs in 41 innings. 

In T20I format, players can hold their position and won’t see a drop if they don’t bowl for a particular period which helped Kohli maintain his spot in the top 100 ICC T20 all-rounder’s rankings. Apart from this, Jadeja also finished outside the top 100 ICC T20 bowler’s rankings after scalping just one wicket in the T20 World Cup 2024. 

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