Sunil Gavaskar: Former Indian cricket team veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said that in international cricket matches of T20, I would like to see Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma constantly batting as the opening pair.
Captain Kohli played the fifth wicket partnership at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad here on Saturday and started the innings with Rohit Sharma in the last decisive match of the series, playing a 94-run partnership.
At the same time, both India’s opener batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli played half-century innings. Rohit Sharma scored 64 runs while batting stormy, while captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 80 runs.
Captain Kohli also received the Man of the Series award, as he played a total of 3 half-century innings in this series.
India first defeated England by 36 runs in this match due to the excellent performance of their batsmen and then the bowlers, and made it 3–2 in this series.
Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar while talking to India Today said, “Your best batsmen should bat the most overs in limited overs cricket.”
That is why it was very important for captain Virat Kohli to bat at the top order in this excellent batting order. So it may also be that this decision has been taken due to the poor form of Lokesh Rahul.
Because we have got an initial combination to move on from it. He said the same when Sachin Tendulkar was batting down in ODI cricket and during that time he was sent to open.
So during that time there was a change not only in his batting but also in the whole team. So obviously you will get your best batsmen to play cricket till the last over, it will be very good.
India batted first against England in the final match, setting a mammoth target of 224 runs at the loss of 2 wickets.
Then chasing the target, the Indian bowlers stopped him for 188 runs for eight wickets. After defeating England, Indian team captain Virat Kohli said that he will bat as an opener in the upcoming IPL too.
Sunil Gavaskar said that I want this opening formula of India to continue. The way in which the two Indian players partnered was fantastic. When such things happen, it becomes much easier for the lower order batsmen.