There's a funnybone in all of us, even the ones who flaunt a stiff upper lip. But there comes a time, albeit rarely, when even the hard-nosed ones loosen up. The International Cricket Council, the otherwise uncompromising world cricket body, revealed their fun side recently when they ranked all their Test batsmen as No. 1. This shockingly generous move came in jest and reply to International rapper Kanye West's cryptic tweet.
While it's rather regular for the American singer and songwriter to post mysterious and confusing text on social media, ICC's reaction was uncharacteristic. Cricket's governing didn't waste time in playing along and getting its creative side on. They immediately got to work and released an image of the fresh rankings, with considerable help from Photoshop, of course.
If you are curious, the current 'original' test match ranking status of ICC looks similar with Steve Smith from Australia grabbing the number one position, and Virat Kohli following the lead at number two, while others follow in chronological order.
This isn't the first time the ICC is having a bit a fun. It reminds us of a time in May this year when a fan requested the highest cricket authority to give its decision on a gully match. ICC obliged with a verdict and some humour.