A former selector of the BCCI trashes the idea of Team India captain Rohit Sharma

Former all-rounder of the Indian Cricket Team Madan Lal disagreed with captain of Team India Rohit Sharma's ‘anyone can bat anywhere' remark about the flexibility of the batting order of India. After the announcement of the India Asia Cup squad, Rohit Sharma said that the management of the team wants every batsman to be ready to bat anywhere depending on the situation of the match, and nobody should think he is secured in one position.In this comment, the 1983 World Cup-winning cricketer said that an odd shuffle here and there is fine, but largely India should have a set batting line-up if they want to win the Asia Cup and World Cup. Lal said, "You said you have told everyone that you can be asked to bat anywhere. I don't agree. Specialist batters should bat in their preferred positions. If India wants to win the Asia Cup and World Cup, they need good performances from No. 4 to No. 8. They are the ones who make the game while batting in the middle overs."He further said that, "If you keep shuffling your batting order, then no one will gain confidence. Yes, you can definitely change one or two guys depending on the match situation, but every player should know their role and what they are required to do in order to score runs in that middle phase. This is not T20, where you just go and bat one away and hit your way out. Here, you have to build your innings. If your top order starts well, then your middle order needs to carry

Aug 29, 2023 7:58 AM