Should Virat Kohli open the innings in T20Is? Know what Captain Rohit Sharma has to say!


With the return of Virat Kohli in form, India's path may be a little easier now. With 276 runs in five innings at an average of 92 during the recently-concluded Asia Cup, Kohli's performance was stellar. With this, Virat emerged as the second-highest run-scorer of the tournament. The former India captain also ended his long wait of a century.


However, Kohli's stellar performance has thrown up a new puzzle as many think that it could be better for India if he opens the innings. Several former cricket players have reacted differently to the idea of ​​Kohli being an opener; Some have been outspoken supporters of this, while others have been vehemently opposed.

Meanwhile, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma spoke at a press conference on Sunday about what to expect and whether Virat Kohli can be considered an opener in the shortest format.

In the press conference, Rohit Sharma said that Virat Kohli is an option in front of us as an opener, he will be the third opener for us. But in the T20 World Cup, only KL Rahul will open for us, many times his performance does not go unnoticed. But he is a very important player for us.

Two days before the three-match T20I series against Australia, Rohit said, "It's always good if you have options. It's very important when you go to a tournament like the World Cup. We just talk about it." But it means a lot. You want your players to be in a good rhythm and can bat in any order.


“Whenever we try something new it doesn’t mean it is permanent. We understand the quality of all our players and what they can do for us. We understand but yes it is one of the options for us. We will keep that in mind because we haven't picked up a third opener, so he can open. He has done well by opening for his franchise. He is absolutely an option for us."