"For me, India should be number one. I have serious doubts. On what front have you given Australia the number one Test ranking? They have been absolutely pathetic away from home, especially in the sub-continent," Gambhir said, targeting Australia.
Australia displaced India in the ICC Test Rankings
Notably, India have lost the number one spot in Test cricket for the first time since October 2016. India are now the third-placed side with New Zealand holding the second position. Australia lead the rankings with 116 rating points.
Gambhir slammed the points system of ICC Test Rankings as India slipped to the third spot.
"I am not surprised with India slipping to number three. I don't believe in points and ranking system. Probably the worst was there in the World Test Championship that you win the same points when you win a Test match away from home. That's ridiculous," he said.
Australia have not won a single Test series away from home since 2016. They lost to Sri Lanka (0-3), India (1-2) and South Africa (1-3) during the period, having drawn two series (vs Bangladesh and The Ashes). Overall, they won seven and lost 11 Tests.