Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly suggested Virat Kohli that he should bat at no.4 position as it will provide a great balance to the team in the middle in the upcoming three-match ODI series against England, beginning on Thursday.
Since last year, Indian team have tried many batsmen with likes of KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and Ajinkya Rahane at the number four position but Ganguly believes Kohli is the best to fill the slot.
“If you look at this T20I series, I think they have formed the proper batting line-up. With Rahul at number three and Virat Kohli batting at number four, I think the problem has been sorted out. And I firmly believe it is also the right thing to do in the ODI format as well,” Ganguly said after the UK launch of his book ‘A Century is Not Enough’ last night.
“I think that’s what Kohli is going to do (in the upcoming series) as well,” the former skipper opined.
Meanwhile, in the recently concluded three-match T20I series against England, Kohli himself also felt the same as in all three matches he batted down the order and gave KL Rahul a chance at no.3 position, which he hold really well.
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