IND vs BAN 2nd ODI: Former veteran raised questions about Virat Kohli’s opening, chose young player
Bangladesh beat India by 5 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
Rohit Sharma suffered a thumb injury in the second ODI.
New Delhi. The Indian team has been struggling in almost every match since the T20 World Cup semi-finals (T20 World Cup 2022). Something similar was seen in the second match of the ODI series against Bangladesh (India vs Bangladesh) when the Indian team had to face defeat by just 5 runs. After this match, many veterans are seen giving their opinion regarding the batting of Team India. At the same time, many people are not tired of criticizing the team.
After New Zealand, the Indian team has also lost the ODI series against Bangladesh. Captain Rohit Sharma had become a victim of thumb injury in this match. After which he did not come for the opening. Team’s star batsman Virat Kohli entered the field in place of Hitman. Virat Kohli came as an opener for the 7th time in ODIs, but he could not do anything special with the bat. Virat returned to the pavilion after scoring just 5 runs. After seeing his performance, former Indian veteran Wasim Jaffer started questioning his opening. Not only this, he told the team that young all-rounder Washington Sundar should have come to open in this match.
I was surprised to see Virat as an opener – Wasim Jaffer
Regarding Virat’s opening, the former veteran said, ‘I was a bit surprised to see Virat. Virat Kohli opens in T20 and has done so many times for RCB and India. In this match, I thought maybe KL Rahul would open as he always does. If the team wanted to open another player, then Washington Sundar was an option.
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He said, ‘After Sundar, everyone could bat at their respective positions. I was surprised to see Virat Kohli coming in the opening because it just shattered the entire batting. It would have been better if KL Rahul or Washington Sundar had opened.
Virat Kohli’s flop as an opener in ODIs
Virat Kohli came out to bat as an opener for the 7th time in ODIs against Bangladesh. At the same time, if we talk about his 6 innings before this, he has not played a half-century in ODIs even once. He opened against Sri Lanka 5 times and once against New Zealand and Bangladesh. In which Kohli has been able to score 12, 37, 25, 54, 31, 2 and 5 runs.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 08, 2022, 14:55 IST
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