A lot has been written about MS Dhoni’s ideal batting position in one-day internationals. Former cricketers have revealed their choice ranging from no. 4 to no. 5.
Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, feels Dhoni should bat at no. 5 but his deputy Rohit Sharma differs from his skipper. “MS (Dhoni) batted at number 4 in 2016 for a while. After that, he has been pretty happy playing at number 5 and 6 for the team. I personally feel number 5 is the best-suited spot for him because that allows him to get some game time, finish games off and attack as and when required,” Kohli had said.
Rohit stated that no.4 is Dhoni’s ideal batting slot going into the World Cup. The former Indian skipper, who endured a forgettable 2018, hit back to form, scoring three consecutive fifties against Australia in the ODI series. He has scored a total of 242 runs in the five innings he played in 2019 at an average of 121.
When asked about his ideal batting position, Yuvraj Singh said: “That you have to ask Dhoni, which number he has to bat.”