India will be hosting a 3 match ODI series against Australia starting this Tuesday. Virat Kohli who has to choose between either Dhawan or Rahul as an opening partner for Rohit reveals a shocking statement about them.
The dynamic Karnataka opener KL Rahul replaced the injured Dhawan in the ODI series against West Indies and played some eye-catching knocks and looked a class apart. Now with Dhawan regaining his fitness and also has a proven record in the 50 over format comes back to the squad and it will be a tough decision for the team management to pick either of Rahul and Dhawan.
“Look, a guy in form is always good for the team. You obviously want to have the best players available and then chose what the combination should be for the team. There might be a possibility that all three (Rohit, Shikhar and Rahul) might play.”
The important question raised by the reporters was about Virat’ batting position whether he would demote himself in the batting order if both Rahul and Dhawan plays at the same time for which the skipper answered,
”Yeah, big possibility. I would be very happy to do so. Look I am not possessive about where I play. I am not insecure about where I bat”
Virat Kohli also added that he would not only want to look after the current team but also wants to build a strong team the future so that he can pass it on to someone when he leaves.
“Being the captain of the team, it is my job to make sure that the next lot is also ready. A lot of the other people might not look at it that way, but your job as a captain is not only to look after the team right now but also to prepare a team that you leave behind when you eventually pass it onto someone else,” Virat told the reporters on the eve of the 1st ODI between India and Australia.
Mumbai will host the 1st ODI between India and Australia.