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I believe Virat Kohli should bat at No. 4 instead of Rohit Sharma at the bottom of the order, Sunil Gavaskar.


Ishan Kishan has been an enormous performer in the Super 50-over league. In December 2022, he defeated Bangladesh in his first ODI double-century, and in the recently finished series against the West Indies, the wicketkeeper-batter amassed three straight half-centuries to win Player of the Series honours. Ishan’s steady play must have caused the Indian team management selection problems, as they are having trouble fitting the young player into the starting XI.

In a recent interview, Ravi Shastri suggested that India might bat first in the upcoming Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup with Ishan and Rohit Sharma, then Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli. Sunil Gavaskar, a famous batsman, disagreed with this viewpoint, feeling that it might not be a good idea to change Rohit and Shubman opening partnership. The 74-year-old instead proposed that Virat might be dropped to No. 4 if one of the openers is dismissed early in order to shield India’s extravagant batter from any harm that the new ball may be able to inflict.

Any team needs to be adaptable, but I don’t want to upset the status quo. Rohit Sharma shouldn’t attempt to bat lower in the order, in my opinion. Yes, you should consider playing Kohli at No. 4, especially if a wicket goes early since the new ball has a tendency to wreak damage right away, Gavaskar remarked on India Today.

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