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Not ruling out opening the innings: Rohit Sharma

Not ruling out opening the innings: Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday hinted that he might open the innings at some stage in the ongoing IPL but that will totally depend on the need of the team.

Rohit regularly opens for India in ODIs but has batted at no. 4 position in this IPL season.

"I would love to open, but you have to see certain things from the team's perspective, find the right balance. (I) batting at 4 or 3 gives the team right balance," said Rohit, who cracked an unbeaten 29-ball 40 as MI defeated Gujarat Lions' six wickets with three balls to spare.

"Last year we felt we wanted someone to bat till the end which was not happening and we were not able to finish the games. I am open to anything whatever the team requires. I will go and open also and I am not closing my options right now," he added.

Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler have been opening the innings for MI with Nitish Rana showing plenty of promise at the number three spot. Rana scored 53 in 36 balls early in the successful run- chase to become the tournament's leading run-getter.
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