Ravi Shastri decision to send Pandya at Number 4 : Kohli

Indian captain Virat Kohli today said that the decision to send all-rounder Hardik Pandya upwards in the batting order was that of the main coach Ravi Shastri, whose domestic team benefited from the fact that in the third one-dayer here, India won the Match by 5 wickets. Pandya, who came out to bat at number four, played a magnificent innings of 78 runs in 72 balls, so that India followed the competitive target of 294 runs for victory. While praising Pandya, Kohli described this explosive all-rounder as important for the team.

After the match, he said that I am really satisfied with this victory. He (Pandya) is the star, he has the ability to do well with the ball, and he also does fielding well. We needed such a player. We were missing the lack of an explosive allrounder. It is very important for Indian cricket.

He also said that the decision to call him up in batting order was from Ravi (Shastri) brother. Kohli also praised both the wrist spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuswendra Chahal. He said that wrist spinners need to be supported, they will not always get help from the wicket, but they have the ability to take wickets. At the same time Australian captain Steve Smith said that we were in good position in 37-38 overs.But the Indian bowlers made good tactics and we failed in it. He said that we needed more than 330 runs. Hardik Pandya is quite great. Finch also showed good game, the wicket was slow for both teams. In the first 35 overs in both innings, the ball was coming on the bat.