Indian skipper Virat Kohli today stated that rankings are the incentive for good performance and can be celebrated.
He further went on to say that the Indian cricket team is focused on good performance and said that with good performance ranking will improve automatically.
Kohli talking to media stated: “Our target is not to become No.1 in Tests. I don’t think any team plays for the sake of rankings. The main goal is to play good cricket. Even if you are No.1 in rankings and don’t play for a long time, you can become No.2 and you will have no control over it. All we can control is the kind of cricket we will be playing.”
“These (rankings) things are like by-products. It’s an incentive for good performance and we can celebrate it. The aim is to execute our plans taking one Test match at a time. This is a big season and it will help us build a rhythm. Otherwise, you play two Tests and then don’t play for six months, there is no rhythm,” he added further.