Virat Kohli hinted that India may rethink the technique of batting him at No. Four after their loss to Australia within the first ODI in Mumbai.
With KL Rahul batting at No. three and making 47 off 61, Kohli shifted to No. 4, scoring solely 16 off 14. The transfer was made to suit all three of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Rahul within the XI, however Kohli mentioned the technique may change sooner or later.
“We have had this dialogue many instances previously as nicely, due to the best way KL has been batting, we have tried to suit him into the crew,” Kohli defined on the post-match presentation. “Having mentioned that, it hasn’t gone our manner when I’ve batted at No. 4, so we’d have to consider it and see the way it goes.
“On the identical time, it is about giving alternatives to the opposite guys and placing placing individuals up there and take a look at them. Folks must calm down and never panic for simply this one recreation. I feel I’m allowed to experiment a bit.”
Kohli mentioned India’s batsmen had been too respectful of Australia’s bowlers at sure phases, maybe hinting on the 121-run stand for the second wicket between Rahul and Dhawan which took 136 balls.
“We had been completely outplayed in all departments. As I mentioned, it is a sturdy Australian crew and for those who do not play nicely, they are going to harm you. We noticed that with the bat in hand, we did not get sufficient runs. I assumed we had been too respectful at sure phases and it value us. We did not take the sport by the scruff of the neck and you’ll’t do this in opposition to a crew like Australia.
“Worldwide cricket is at all times priceless. The expertise you get in a single format does nicely for you once you play different codecs. The sport time you get is necessary. For those who carry out in any format, it provides you confidence for the opposite codecs. At this time was a type of days once we weren’t allowed to get into the sport in any respect.
“It is a likelihood for the crew to bounce again however as I mentioned, credit score to Australia right this moment.”
The second ODI is on Friday at Rajkot.