Kohli has been rewarded for his exploits against Pakistan in India’s World Cup T20 opener against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last Sunday.
Kohli crushed an unbeaten 82 to pilot India to a memorable win in the final ball, the knock catapulted the former India captain into the top 10 of the T20I batter list.
The 33-year-old hit six fours and four sixes in his glorious innings.
Pakistani wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan (849 rating points) remains in first place, with New Zealand opener Devon Conway (831) moving up three places to replace Suryakumar Yadav from second position.
Conway hit a 58-ball unbeaten 92 to help New Zealand beat defending champions Australia by 89 runs in their opener.
With 828 rating points in his kitty, Suryakumar dropped to third place, but was ahead of the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam (799) and Aiden Markram from South Africa (762).
New Zealand’s Finn Allen also advanced, thanks to his reckless 16-ball 42-run knock against Australia, which helped him move up a whopping 17 places to 13th position.