The whole concept of ICC rankings in cricket started for Test Cricket and One Day Internationals, which originally got introduced in 1998. It was divided into three different parts, which is basically Batsmen, Bowlers and all-rounders.
As the fame of Twenty20 cricket expanded and as the groups began playing significantly more global T20 cricket, ICC added T20 design into the ICC rankings as well.
Relatively few cricketers have accomplished the no.1 rankings in both Test and ODI cricket. At the point when T20 is included with everything else, the rundown turns out to be extremely short. To be exact, just three players have at any point done it ever.
Absent a lot of ado, we should investigate the three players who accomplished the No.1 spot on ICC rankings in every one of the three separate formats of the game.
1. Virat Kohli
Apparently the best cricketer of this really long period, Virat Kohli has been one of the most steady entertainers for a long while.
The Delhi fellow has scored very nearly 13,296 runs in One Day Internationals and 8,074 runs in Tests.
Kohli turned into the seventh India batsman and first since Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011 to top the Test rankings.
The former Indian captain removed Steve Smith from the best position after the main Test against England in the Test series.
Kohli likewise managed to beat T20 rankings some time back as well, which made him the third player ever to accomplish the no.1 rankings in each of the three different formats.
2. Ricky Ponting
The former legendary Australian ODI world cup winning captain, is one of the only batsman to top the charts in all the formats of the sport at the exact same time. He managed to reach this height of his career back in December – January 2005/6 season.
The talismanic cricketer managed to notch 13,378 runs in the longest format of the game and 13,704 runs in the 50 over format. Ponting managed to amass 71 international centuries. The tasmanian cricketer managed to dominate cricket globally, for almost a decade and is one of the only captain along with the legendary Clive Lloyd to have won two ODI World Cups for Australia.
3. Matthew Hayden
The former Australian top order batsman, Matthew Hayden is one of the greatest ever to play the sport. The gigantic lefty batsman has played 103 test matches for the Australian team, 161 One Day Internationals, and 9 matches in the shortest format of the game which is T20 Internationals.
Despite barely playing T20 International matches in his career, Hayden notched up 4 half centuries in 9 outings and maintained a handsome average of 51.33.
He has scored in excess of 15,000 runs at the international level with 40 centuries to his name. He scored a mammoth 380 runs just against Zimbabwe in Perth. The talisman also holds the record for scoring the maximum individual score by an Australian batsman in tests.
The Australian opening batsman has positioned no.1 in each of the three formats of the sport, however not simultaneously. Hayden resigned from cricket in 2012 and was enlisted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2017.