Sunil Gavaskar has backed his former teammate Ravi Shastri’s idea of playing Virat Kohli at No.4. The legendary batter wants the management to be flexible, especially when a wicket falls.
Gavaskar said that the Men in Blue have been exposed by the new ball, adding that the team faced defeat if Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli departed early.
Kohli has batted at No.4 in 39 ODIs, scoring 1767 runs at an average of 55.22, including seven centuries. On the other hand, his numbers are 10,777 runs and 39 tons at No.3.
“Any team should be flexible. I donlt want to touch the top order. Rohit Shrama’s batting order shouldn’t be changed but you can have Virat Kohli at No. 4 if a wicket falls early,” he told India Today.