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Ashwin climbed four places from 14th to slot in at the 10th position.

Ravichandran Ashwin, who bagged eight wickets against South Africa in Visakhapatnam, found his way back into the top 10 of bowlers' rankings. The India offspinner climbed four places from 14th to slot in at the 10th position.

Rohit Sharma, the Indian batsman, vaulted an impressive 36 places to claim a career-high 17th place in Test rankings for batsmen. The right-handed batsman, who made a return to the Indian Test side as an opener, composed hundreds in both innings of the first Test versus South Africa in Visakhapatnam to surge his way into top 20 of the rankings. Mayank Agarwal, who cracked a career-best 215, also made noteworthy gains, jumping 38 place to find himself at the 25th position.

Mohammed Shami, who snared a five-wicket haul in the second innings, jumped two places to take the 16th spot.

However, Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, dropped a few points, slipping below the 900-mark for the first time in Test rankings since January 2018. He is now 38 points adrift of the top-ranked Steven Smith.

India won the first Test of the three-match series by a massive margin of 203 runs. The second Test of the rubber will be played in Pune, starting on October 10.