India vs New Zealand: MS Dhoni should continue to bat at No 4, says Sourav Ganguly

PTI, Oct, 27 2016

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday insisted that Mahendra Singh Dhoni should stick to batting at No 4 which will enable him and Virat Kohli could play the finishers' role.

File photo of MS Dhoni. AP

File photo of MS Dhoni. AP

"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 (CAB) tie up with VLCC on Thursday.

New Zealand defeated India by 19 runs while defending 260 in Ranchi on Wednesday, in a match India's premier batsman got out for 45.

Ganguly however said India were not becoming too much over dependent on Kohli.

"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.

The CAB earlier joined hands with VLCC for promotion of cricket and other sports in the districts. This will be a two year deal that will allow CAB to promote cricket and other sports.

Published Date: Oct 27, 2016 | Updated Date: Oct 27, 2016

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