India's Ravi Bishnoi Becomes No. 1 T20I Bowler Dethrones Rashid Khan

image-lptijqhnIndian bowler, Ravi Bishnoi (AP News)

In a spectacular rise, India's Ravi Bishnoi has claimed the top spot in the ICC T20 International bowler rankings, dethroning Afghanistan's Rashid Khan. Bishnoi's outstanding performances have propelled him to the pinnacle with a rating of 699, surpassing Rashid Khan's 692. 

This accomplishment showcases the young spinner's immense skill and impact on the T20I stage. The rankings also highlight the emergence of exciting talents like Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana, underlining the global diversity and competitiveness in T20 cricket. Bishnoi's achievement reflects India's depth in bowling talent and sets the stage for an exciting era.

Bishnoi's stellar rise in the rankings comes on the heels of a phenomenal performance in a bilateral T20I home series, where he matched the record set by Ravichandran Ashwin for claiming the most wickets for India.

The 21-year-old spinner's pivotal two-wicket haul in the final T20I played a crucial role in India's triumph at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. His overall contribution of nine wickets in the series showcased his prowess and underlined his potential as a game-changer. This achievement not only secures Bishnoi's place in the annals of Indian cricket but also marks a significant milestone in his burgeoning career.

Notably, Bishnoi's rise to the top coincides with Suryakumar Yadav's reign as the No. 1 T20I batter, who already boasts an impressive 899 points. The tandem success of Bishnoi and Yadav underscores the depth and talent in the Indian cricket squad. As Bishnoi prepares for the upcoming series against South Africa, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate more stellar performances from the young spinner, who has proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.