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Virat should bat at number 4 or 5, says Gavaskar

Expressing concern over Virat Kohli’s prolonged loss of form, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that the talented batsman needs to be dropped down the order to get him back to his run-making ways.

Kohli made his ninth single-digit score in his last 16 innings when he managed just 2 runs in the first one-dayer against the West Indies in Kochi which India lost by 124 runs on Wednesday. Gavaskar said that the team management should be ready to make the necessary changes when needed.

‘Virat’s loss of form is a huge cause of concern. A batsman who scores big suddenly starts getting single figures in front of his name is a worrying factor. There are of course, a lot of technical issues with his batting. But I believe that he should be dropped down the order,’ Gavaskar told NDTV.

‘Bring him at number four or five than the usual one-down position. Give him respite from the new
ball. Let the openers give the team a bit of a start and that will allow VIrat some cushion to come to the crease, settle down and then get going,’ he said.
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