Indian cricket team have some of the best cricket talents, however, with just 11 places in the team, it is really tough to make room for all. Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik has suggested that opening batter KL Rahul should instead bat at number 5 in ODIs.
India have some really opening batters coming through the ranks, starting with Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan and then senior batter Shikhar Dhawan is also making his way back into the team with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in mind.
Current India captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been the most successful opening duo of late. However, Dhawan lost his place in the team with youngsters coming through. But since Rohit Sharma has become the captain of the team, Shikhar Dhawan has found himself back in the scheme of things for ODI setup and in probably in contention to feature in the 2023 World Cup as well.
Meanwhile, if that happens, KL Rahul will have leave his position and might have settle down lower down the order, where he basically started India career.
Wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik also thinks the same believe that KL Rahul should bat at number 5 instead. Meanwhile, Twitterati have recated and taken a dig at the management through Karthik’s statement.
Dinesh Karthik backs KL Rahul for the No.5 position in the ODI World Cup.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 3, 2022Advertisement
Then who gonna do (wk) for India? Or DK thinking of him(Rahul) to do 50 overs keeping 😅… When will KL did keeping for a team last time?— Anshul (@Anshulkhandal03) December 3, 2022
@klrahul is a good batter. No doubt.— Trupti Ranjan (@__BUNTY__) December 4, 2022
He has a good future ahead.
Only problem India is facing is the balance.
Samson or KL should bowl part time.. like Raina shewag Sachin. In past all front line batters were able to bowl 4 5 overs & take random wickets. That’s missing.
People are backing KL Rahul?? pic.twitter.com/kRi61wKaZs— AV (@heretoroar) December 3, 2022
Everyone backs Rahul barring Rahul himself…— Gagan Chawla (@toecrushrzzz) December 3, 2022
It’s better than he himself comes to bat there over KL Rahul or Pant.— Apoorv Singh 🇮🇳 (@AddyappApoorv) December 3, 2022
And what happens to Management’s favourite Rishabh Pant, it doesn’t fit the scheme of things— Wahid SK (@wahidskreal) December 4, 2022