Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today insisted that Mahendra Singh Dhoni should stick to batting at No 4 and continue to play the finishers’ role.
“Let him play at number four. He will finish from there. Finisher does not mean he has to bat from the 40th over. Virat (Kohli) bats at three and he is finishing games. It’s a wrong concept that a finisher has to come lower down the order. Dhoni got India over the ropes in the other match batting at four,” Ganguly said on the sidelines of Cricket Association of Bengal’s tie up with VLCC today.
New Zealand defeated India by 19 runs while defending 260 in Ranchi yesterday, in a match India’s premier batsman got out for 45.
Ganguly however said India were not becoming too much over-dependent on Kohli, and suggested that New Zealand being a good team can beat India as they did on Wednesday.
“He (Virat Kohli) is an excellent player, but I don’t think the team is becoming too dependent on him. New Zealand is a good side. They will win some matches also,” he said.