As India climbed on to the top of the ICC World Test Championship with 120 points in their bag after whitewashing the West Indies in the Test series, the Men in Blue are marching on towards their next target South Africa. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was recently dethroned from the number one Test rankings for batsmen, surprised Kollywood actor Vikram Prabhu by wishing his son on his birthday as he took to Twitter to post a video message. The Kollywood star is a huge fan of Virat Kohli and in fact, even named his son after the Indian skipper. Virat Kohli has also expressed support for the new ICC rule on concussion substitutes, saying that it made complete sense to replace a player in such a situation during a test match as the effects of a body blow show up late.
The Kollywood actor and grandson of legendary actor Shivaji Ganesan was pleasantly surprised with Virat Kohli's message for his son. Vikram Prabhu has named his son after Virat Kohli as he is a big fan of the Indian captain. Vikram Prabhu got married to Lakshmi Ujjaini, the daughter of an industrialist in the year 2007. The Kollywood actor couldn't contain his excitement as he took to Twitter to tell his fans that Kohli had taken some time off to post a video message for his son. Vikram Prabhu said that his son Virat was extremely excited and happy and also conveyed his wishes to the Indian skipper on the team's victory in the Caribbean islands. Read Vikram Prabhu's tweet here:
India skipper Virat Kohli lost his numero uno status after being toppled by Australia's Steve Smith in the batsman's chart, while Jasprit Bumrah rose to the third position among bowlers in the latest ICC Test Rankings released on Tuesday. Kohli slipped to No.2 spot following his first-ball duck in the Jamaica Test, while Smith returned to the top spot riding on his twin centuries in the first Ashes Test against England and 92 in the second match. Among others, Ajinkya Rahane returned to top 10, rising four places to No.7, after following up his half-century and hundred in Antigua with another useful fifty in Jamaica. Hanuma Vihari, described by Kohli as "the find of the series", shot up 40 places to No.30 after just six Tests following a fruitful West Indies tour. With India beating West Indies by 257 runs in the second Test here on Monday, Kohli registered his 28th Test win from 48 matches, surpassing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 27 wins from 60 Tests, to become the country's most successful captain in the longest format.