India cricketer Suresh Raina feels that wicket-keeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni should develop the purchase and also bat at number four in ODIs.
At the recently-concluded ODI series against Australia, Dhoni struck three half centuries to the reverted to power India to a historic series triumph.
While the very first game ended in defeat for India, Dhoni anchored the pursuit to perfection in the next two matches to take the’Men in Blue’ over the line.
Raina believes that Dhoni is more than capable of batting with all the tailenders but if he comes up this sequence he can finish game along with the batsmen in a number five or five.
Raina also mentioned that Don appreciates the support of skipper Virat Kohli and it has helped him to express himself in the center.”Last number of matches (against Australia), he has been batting well. They can bat well together with the tail-enders additionally.
If he could bat , they can even conclude games with the five, six and seven. A good deal of players can mess around him,” Raina told Sportstar.”He’s been playing with a positive mindset. He is hitting the ball quite well, and above all, he’s getting plenty of support and backup from Virat (Kohli).
For those who have the support of this captain, you then simply go around and say yourself. The No 4 slot matches him” he added.
Earlier, even Vice captain Rohit Sharma put his weight behind Dhoni to come up the order and also bat at number four.”Personally, I always believe him batting at No. 4 will be great for the team,”
Rohit told reporters after end of their very first ODI. “Rayudu has been doing really well today in No. 4, therefore it totally depends precisely what the captain and coach ponders it. Personally asking, yes, I would be happy when he (Don) bats at No. 4.”