India out of place to Australia within the three-match T20I series opener in Mohali on Tuesday evening (September 20). Being asked to bat first, India controlled to place up a massive 208 for 6 in 20 overs, using on KL Rahul’s 55, Suryakumar Yadav’s 46 and Hardik Pandya’s 71 now not out. At one degree, the hosts have been lowered to 35 for two following the dismissals of captain Rohit Sharma (11) and Virat Kohli (7-ball 2).
In answer, Aaron Finch-led Aussies chased down the achieve in 19.2 overs courtesy of all-rounder Cameron Green’s 61 and Matthew Wade’s fascinating 21-ball 45 now not out. Following this loss, used Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria made a daring declare, suggesting skipper Rohit to demote himself within the batting inform and inquiring for Virat’s promotion in his state of affairs. As well as, he gave one different advice; calling for Rohit-Virat to starting and shedding Rahul to No. 3.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Kaneria identified, “Rohit Sharma simply is not very any more scoring enough runs. We noticed that everywhere in the Asia Cup too. He is getting starts, however hasn’t been in a position to turn into them into large knocks. He will have to at all times have in tips shedding himself to No. 3 and Virat Kohli may smartly starting. Or India may smartly quiz KL Rahul to be the No. 3 with Virat and Rohit participating in as openers.”
Further, Kaneria slammed Virat for his uncomfortable shot other within the series opener in Mohali. “Virat Kohli purchased an enormous ovation from the group when he were given right here out to bat. At the other hand, he may smartly simplest arrange to score two runs. There changed into no need for him to play that shot and there changed into no requirement for that shot at that degree of the event. He will have to at all times have gave the impression to workout extra time at the crease quicker than participating in his pictures. It changed into a contemporary wicket and he sought after to change first,” the ex-Pakistan leggie concluded.
With Rohit extra marvelous to take at the bowlers from the phrase sprint, when by contrast with KL and Virat, it sounds as if extraordinarily not likely that the Indian team management will come to a decision to demote the skipper, with the T20 International Cup less than a month away.
Throughout the intervening time, the second and penultimate T20I between all sides may also be held in Nagpur on Friday evening (September 23).