ASIA CUP

Sunil Gavaskar feels Virat Kohli should bat maximum overs

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As India and Pakistan battle it out in the 3rd game of the Asia Cup, experts have talked about the batting positions of star Indian players.

For many weeks prior to the match, there were many strategies that were discussed on various platforms.

Previously, Ravi Shastri opined that Virat Kohli should bat at No.4 as he did during the 2019 World Cup, but that idea was overruled.

However, former India player, Sunil Gavaskar has criticized this plan and has spoken harshly against it.

He says that Kohli should continue at his natural position at No.3 because his records at that position are fantastic.

Moreover, before the game, he also stated that Kohli should bat the maximum number of overs in the game.

The best player must bat the maximum number of overs, and at number three he gets an opportunity to bat the maximum number of overs. So as far as I’m concerned, I think that’s the place where he’s been enormously successful. He’s been, you know, contributing. How many? 44 hundreds in that position. Maybe 43, maybe one in another position. But, he’s got so many hundreds in one day cricket batting at number three, why should they change that?

Kohli fails big time against Pakistan; will have to play better against Nepal

Meanwhile, in today’s epic clash against Pakistan, Kohli flopped badly as he was clean bowled by Shaheen Shah Afridi.

India was in a bad state during the middle overs, but thanks to some power-hitting by Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya, they were able to muster 266 runs in the end.

Now, Pakistan has to chase down 267 runs to win and book their berth for the Super Four stage.

For India, they need to pick early wickets to ensure that they win this game and also inch closer to the Super Four stage.

Pakistan has previously defeated Nepal by a whopping 238 runs in their first game and is well underway to win this tournament.

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