Ravi Shastri Shuts Down Akram and Hayden’s Theories on Kohli: Unveiling the Truth!

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Debate Among Cricket Legends: Virat Kohli’s Batting Position for the World Cup

The Need for a Strong Lineup

With KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav vying for spots in the middle-order, India faces the need to establish a formidable lineup. The position of Virat Kohli, one of the team’s key players, is crucial in India’s strategy as they gear up for the impending World Cup.

The Discussion Among Legends

Cricketing legends Ravi Shastri, Wasim Akram, and Matthew Hayden recently found themselves in a serious debate regarding Virat Kohli’s batting position. Here’s how the conversation panned out:

  • Akram: “Do you mean to say Kohli should bat at No.3?”
  • Hayden: “Ideally, since KL Rahul is missing the first two games.”
  • Akram: “Our captain, Imran Khan, firmly believed that your best batter should play the most deliveries.”
  • Hayden: “Why mess with a winning formula? If you’re there and want to solidify your lineup immediately before the World Cup, I wouldn’t second-guess Virat Kohli at this point in his career. For example, Ishan Kishan: I will make this young kid in the locker room earn his stripes as well.”
  • Shastri: “To be honest, it’s a no-brainer… It’s a no-brainer.”

Ravi Shastri’s Verdict

Ravi Shastri, former India coach, delivered a decisive verdict on Virat Kohli’s batting position. He emphasized the roles of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer in the Indian team and their influence on Kohli’s position. In Shastri’s opinion, India is a better team with Rahul as a keeper and in the middle order. He mentioned the need for flexibility and moving Ishan Kishan up if there is an injury.

Shastri’s Reinforcement in Hindi Broadcast

In the Hindi broadcast, Shastri reinforced his position and expressed that neither Rahul nor Iyer needed to prove their worth in the Indian team. He stated, “The presence of KL Rahul here indicates that he will play in the future.”

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