Gautam Gambhir questions Australia’s number 1 Test ranking
Gautam Gambhir is a straight-talker and hardly ever shies away from speaking his mind. Whether it’s taking on MSD or choosing Rohit over Virat, the cricketer turned politician couldn’t care less of the majority opinion. Apart from doing splendid public service work through the Gautam Gambhir foundation in these difficult times, the MP has been seen in some insta lives.
This time on the southpaw’s radar were the ICC test rankings and the former Indian opener lashed out at them as Australia ascended to the top of the pile. “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.
“For me, India should be there (No. 1) because 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. If you have to see from the overall impact point of view, India have lost 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,” the Delhite added.