After putting on an incredible display in the second match of their ICC World Test Championship series against England in Visakhapatnam, Jasprit Bumrah became the first pacer from India to top the ICC Men's Test Bowling rankings.
The 30-year-old became the fourth player from his country to reach the top spot, following spinners Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Bishan Singh Bedi, thanks to his nine-wicket match total. He did so by surpassing Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ashwin's 11-month reign was ended by Bumrah, who was awarded Player of the Match after helping India level the five-match series with a 106-run victory.
Bumrah now has a tally of 881 rating points with Ashwin (904) and Jadeja (899) the only India bowlers to have aggregated more rating points.