Yuvraj Singh has taken a dig at BCCI for his exclusion along with Sanju Samson’s.
The number four is an important spot for a top side to stabilize the ship in case of any required emergency. Additionally, the top-order batsmen should also have the tendency to vary their game depending on the situation. The Captain picks the batsman with attacking and defensive prowess to solve the batting lineup conundrum.
India utilized Ambati Rayudu as the number four for two years before the World Cup kicked off. The batsmen had a miserable Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign, but Kohli had already suggested that those displays will not be considered because of the format change.
However, the Guntur-born batsmen felt dispirited following his omission from the squad. He decided to quit from all formats of the game, before making up his mind to return to the domestic action again.
As a part of revamping, Vijay Shankar was handed over the number four spot. Shankar had nil top-order experience with India. It did not work as he was sent back after a string of disappointing performances.
In the hopes of boosting the lineup, KL Rahul was slotted into the starting eleven. The top-order batsman was mediocre and did not stand up when our side needed him the most. The World Cup painted a bad picture of the lack of planning. India did not have a fixed number four before playing the World Cup.
In the recently concluded West Indies series, Rishabh Pant’s shot selections were shocking. The young wicket-keeper batsman was provided with a golden opportunity, but he was totally erratic with the bat.
With still a year left for the T20 World Cup in India, former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh suggested the board to use Sanju Samson on Twitter.
Sanju Samson looked impressive in the second One-day International against South Africa A with a score of 91 in Thiruvananthapuram.
Why not @IamSanjuSamson at number 4 in odi.. with good technique and good head on his shoulders.. well played today anyways against SA A
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 6, 2019
Yuvraj Singh, who retired earlier this year, took a brutal dig at BCCI. He cheekily divulged that India’s top-order is too strong and the need for a number four is unnecessary.
Top order is very strong bro they don’t need no 4 batsman 🤣
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 6, 2019
Shikhar Dhawan, who was also part of the squad, scored a top knock as India A completed a resounding 4-1 series victory over the Proteas.