T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma is Told Not to Interfere in Virat Kohli's Batting Position, the Legend Has the Right to Choose - Latest Global News

T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma is Told Not to Interfere in Virat Kohli’s Batting Position, the Legend Has the Right to Choose

While Virat Kohli has performed consistently well with the bat, his strike rate and batting position have been a major talking point for all the wrong reasons.

Many believe that the right-handed batsman should stop batting at number three for India in T20Is and open the innings like he does in the IPL. It is believed that Virat Kohli is not the type of player who can attack from the start and opening the innings will give him enough time to calm down before switching gears.

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Recently, former West Indies captain Brian Lara also made a similar suggestion and said that India should find a way to let Suryakumar Yadav bat at number three in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly also wants Virat Kohli to open the innings. And former Australian captains Tim Paine and Aaron Finch have also expressed their views on the matter.

Tim Paine and Aaron Finch on Virat Kohli’s batting position:

Speaking on the ‘Around the Wicket’ podcast, Paine said that Virat Kohli should open the innings for India in the shortest format of the game. The former Australia Test captain also said that the Indian superstar has earned the right to bat at any position before saying that Kohli should face as many balls as possible.

“I would definitely do that [have Kohli open]. I think Virat Kohli has earned the right to bat wherever he wants, especially when he is in this form. Virat is an experienced player and I am sure they will have discussions but whether he hits one, two or three will worry him too much.

“However, if I were the selector or the coach of this team, I would want to have my best player, the best player in top form, I would want him to get as many balls as possible, so I will try to use him again. ” above,” said Paine.

However, Aaron Finch disagreed. The former Australian limited-overs captain said it would be better for India if Kohli continued to bat at number three. The T20 World Cup-winning captain said Kohli’s batting at number three gives stability to India. He also said that Yashasvi Jaiswal would be a better choice as an opener as he can give the team quick starts in the T20 World Cup.

“There was so much talk about it at the start of the tournament. Will he be in the World Cup squad so he can put that aside and go out and do his job… like you said, batting at 155 is the best thing for him.” “He’s become a great player over the course of his career. The way he analyzes a car chase is extraordinary.” Finch said.

“I think his stability at three years old just creates an environment where everyone else can play their natural game. And there is Jaiswal who can knock them out of the park. He can give them a flyer. I’m just not sure if Virat and Rohit at the top would create the dynamic approach you need in West Indies,” he added.

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