9, 4, 3,11,12, 7 and 16 – Virat Kohli’s last seven innings at No. 4 in ODIs!
In the last seven innings at number four, Virat Kohli’s scores were 9,4,3*, 11,12,7 and 16, respectively.
Indian captain’s decision to bat at no. 4 raised questions after a huge 10-wicket loss in the first match of the one-day series against Australia. Why did Virat Kohli come to number four in Mumbai? Former Aussie opener Matthew Hayden thought there could be no debate over Virat Kohli’s position at no. 3. He should come in at number 3 obviously.
India had tested the batting order in the first match against Australia. Virat Kohli had come in to bat at number three, giving KL Rahul a chance at one down. After Rohit Sharma was out, KL Rahul took the field. Virat Kohli came after the right-hander returned to the dressing room. But the captain made his way to the pavilion with scoring just 16 runs off 14 balls. The team didn’t make any profit.
That was also heard by Aussie opener Matthew Hayden. According to him, Virat Kohli played at number three position in 180 matches among 230 matches. His runs in ODI has been over 10 thousand. So, there had been no point in arguing with Virat’s batting order. Number three had been his ideal place.
It should be mentioned that Virat’s batting average is 63.4 at no. 3 position. Where at no. 4, his average is 56.5.