Australia beat India by 10 wickets in Mumbai ODI, Virat Kohli scored 16 runs in the match
VVS Laxman, Sanjay Manjrekar and Harbhajan Singh also dismissed Kohli's batting at number 4 as incorrect.
Kohli said- This decision was made to give some players a chance, I can do a little experiment
Dainik BhaskarJan 15, 2020, 09:15 AM IST Sports Desk. Indian captain Virat Kohli said that the decision to bat at number 4 in the Mumbai ODI against Australia on Tuesday proved to be wrong. In the match, Kohli scored 16 runs off 14 balls. Australia defeated India by 10 wickets. After the match, Kohli said, "I also did not feel well when I came to bat at number 4. Let us reconsider this. No one needs to panic after a match. "
Former Indian cricketers VVS Laxman, Sanjay Manjrekar and Harbhajan Singh also dismissed Kohli's batting at number 4 as wrong. Laxman said that this plan is not correct. Sachin Tendulkar also did not like batting at number 4 in the 2007 World Cup. You are the first and last team experimenting against Australia.
Dhawan-Rahul shared 121 runs for the second wicket
The Australian team won the first ODI against India by 10 wickets. He achieved the target of 256 runs without any loss in 37.4 overs at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. David Warner 128 and captain Aaron Finch 110 not out. At the same time, Shikhar Dhawan scored 74 for India, 47 by Lokesh Rahul. Both shared a 121-run partnership for the second wicket.
People should be comfortable: Kohli
Kohli said, "This decision was taken to give some players a chance. People should be comfortable and there is no need to panic after a match. I am allowed to experiment a bit. Many times I have failed. This happened the same time. We have discussed the batting position many times before. We tried to fit the way Rahul was batting. "
Kohli won many matches while batting at number 3: Harbhajan
Harbhajan Singh said, "He (Kohli), batting at number 3, has won a lot of matches for the Indian team. I think there is no need to do any kind of experiment with this. "Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden said, if Kohli comes to bat in the 28th over of the match, it will be good for the team.