T20 World Cup 2024: Sourav Ganguly reflects on Virat Kohli’s batting position

Kohli is currently representing Royal Challengers Bengaluru in IPL 2024

By Web Desk
May 10, 2024
Sourav Ganguly (L) with Virat Kohli. — PTI

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has reflected on Virat Kohli’s batting position in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 which will be played in the United States and West Indies from June 1.

Kohli, who led India in the 2021 T20 World Cup, was named in the Blues squad for the upcoming ICC event and is expected to play at No. 3. However, Ganguly believes that he should play as an opener.

Kohli was in full flow against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Thursday night as he smashed 92 runs on just 47 balls and was named the Player of the Match. Following his impressive outing at the HPCA Stadium, the former Indian skipper was also able to shut down the critics.

“Virat is playing exceptionally well. The way Kohli batted last night — 90 in quick time, you need to use him as an opener in the T20 World Cup. He should open, evidenced by his last few IPL innings which have been outstanding,” Ganguly told Press Trust on India (PTI) during a promotional event.

Having last won an ICC trophy in 2013, India continue to strive for an international tournament and Ganguly believes that they have an excellent squad which can win the World Cup.

“This is an excellent squad. I think they have picked the best possible squad. Apart from batting depth, bowling looks excellent.

“Bumrah is the best fast bowler in the world at the moment. We have experience in Kuldeep, Axar, and Siraj. It’s an ideal combination we have this time.”

During his innings vs PBKS, Kohli drew level with KL Rahul for the most seasons with 600 or more runs in the IPL.

Most 600+ run seasons in IPL

4 — Virat Kohli and KL Rahul

3 — Chris Gayle and David Warner

2 — Faf du Plessis

After their win on Thursday, RCB now have 10 points and are seventh on the table. Punjab Kings became the second team to get out of the playoff race after Mumbai Indians.