In a momentous achievement for Indian cricket, the nation has emerged as the second team in history to hold the coveted title of the world’s best side in all three formats simultaneously, as confirmed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The only previous instance of this remarkable feat occurred when South Africa achieved the same status in August 2012, wresting the Test mace from England. Earlier this year, India appeared to have achieved this unprecedented triple crown, briefly being listed as the No.1 ranked Test team on the ICC website.
However, this was later attributed to a technical glitch, subsequently rectified to display Australia as the top-ranked Test side. Now, India’s ascendancy in all three formats stands as a testament to their cricketing prowess, achieved without any technical anomalies.
India’s historic sealing of the top spot was achieved in a seemingly routine fashion. Mohammed Shami’s impressive performance, claiming five wickets, restricted Australia to a total of 276. Subsequently, stellar half-centuries by Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav ensured India‘s victory.
This monumental accomplishment cements India’s status as a cricketing powerhouse on the global stage. It represents a remarkable journey of hard work, dedication, and excellence, reflecting the nation’s passion for the sport.
As India basks in the glory of this historic achievement, cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly anticipate the team’s future exploits, eager to witness their continued dominance across all formats of the game.