World Cup 2023: “Virat Kohli is perfect…”: AB de Villiers on India’s No. 4 conundrum in 2023 World Cup
Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers has said star batter Virat Kohli could be the answer to India’s No.4 conundrum at the ICC World Cup.
As he believes that the latter can change gears and play to the circumstances, acting as the centre of the middle order. Over the years.
De Villiers and Kohli have been close friends and teammates while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is aware that Kohli performs.
Best at No. 3, but he still wants the star batter to step up if necessary. Speaking on his YouTube channel ‘AB de Villiers 360’, Kohli’s former IPL.
Teammate said, “We’re still talking about who will be the No. 4 batter for India. I’ve heard some rumours about Virat (Kohli) possibly taking up that position.
I would be a big supporter of that.”“I think Virat is perfect for No. 4. He can put the innings together, play any kind of role in that middle order.
I don’t know if he would like to do that. We know he loves his No. 3 position; he’s scored all his runs there, but at the end of the day, if the team needs.
You to do something, play a certain role, you have got to put your hand up and go for it,” former South Africa batter said. India’s middle order.
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Has come into the spotlight yet again in the lead-up to the Asia Cup and the World Cup, with concerns around the fitness of Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul.
Who were named for the upcoming marquee events despite being short of match time. Both had been out of cricketing action.
For a while due to injuries. As India named their Asia Cup squad, captain Rohit Sharma emphasised the need for flexibility in the batting order.
Adding that players should be prepared to bat at any position. The No. 4 spot, however, is most likely to go to Iyer, who is recovering from back surgery.
However, Kohli has had great success batting at that number in the past. At No. 4, Kohli has seven hundreds at a stellar average of 55.21.
And a similarly stellar strike rate of 90.66. However, he last batted in that position against Australia in Mumbai in January 2020.
De Villiers, also known as ‘Mr 360’, said Pakistan and India are the clear favourites to win the Asia Cup. However, he added that all teams would be.
Wary of defending champions Sri Lanka, going into the event. He said the lightweights in the tournament might also spring a surprise.
Victory over their more fancied opponents.”Pakistan and India are the favourites to win the Asia Cup. However, Sri Lanka have the ability to upset the bigger teams,” he said.