Sehwag: ‘By this logic, Sachin and Dravid could have been openers on Virat open for India’

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Virender Sehwag says:

“By this logic, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid could have been openers for India”

When Virat Kohli reached his first T20I century against Afghanistan on September 8.

At the Dubai International Stadium, he made an impressive return to form ahead of the Asia Cup 2022.
After experiencing a form slump, it took Virat Kohli more than a thousand days.

Therefore to reach the three-figure mark in international cricket.

KL Rahul and Kohli led the Indian batting order because Rohit Sharma gave rest for the Afghanistan game. In anticipation of the T20 World Cup. There have been debates on whether Kohli should start for India at the T20 World Cup following the fantastic century. Virender Sehwag, a former Indian batter, disagrees with those viewpoints.

Virender Sehwag

Sehwag believed that Dravid might have become an opener based on the logic of his undefeated 128 when opening with Sehwag in a 400-run combination. He claimed that Rohit’s absence was the only explanation for Kohli’s opening.

“No. By this reasoning, Rahul Dravid himself might have served as the opener.
In Test matches, Sachin Tendulkar might have also opened.
As openers, they have also played significant blows in 1-2 innings.
When Dravid and I put together a 400-run partnership for the first wicket of a Test, I believe he had scored between 160 and 170 runs and was still undefeated.
Virender Sehwag stated on Cricbuzz that Kohli opened just because the captain wasn’t competing.

Meanwhile, After India’s two losses, Rohit Sharma explained why he was only employing two frontline seamers.

“If you look at our starting lineup before the Asia Cup, we had four seamers and two spinners, with the second spinner operating as an all-arounder. We also wanted to try and observe what happens here. I’ve always wanted to try and find out what happens when you play with three seamers and two spinners, with the third spinner being an all-rounder. This was lacking in our books; we hadn’t tested that combination.”

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