India made an astonishing win against West Indies in the 2nd ODI series that was played on Sunday. Virat’s 42nd century with Shreyas Iyer’s dashing 71 made India to set a huge score of 279 runs in 50 overs. With the ball, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled out four wickets and set West Indies to slowly go down with their score.
Despite the victory, Rishabh Pant batting at no. 4 failed to chase the runs and left disappointing in the middle of the match. After Rishabh’s fall, India badly needed someone to stitch a partnership with Kohli. Then after, Shreyas Iyer came out to bat at No. 5 and rotated the strike well. Kohli in partnership with Iyer made an outstanding performance in the match and has put India on a winning pedestal.
In the post-match presentation, Kohli has admitted that Shreyas Iyer had taken his pressure off with his batting skill.
“He is a very confident guy and has the right attitude. Really got the tempo going and took the pressure off me. After I got out, he got the extra runs as well,” – Kohli said.
Looking into Shreyas Iyer exceptional performance in the match, fans wanted him to bat at No. 4. They feel that he is the correct solution to the number four problem, and wanted Iyer to bat ahead of Pant.
Here are few opinions tweeted by fans:
— Pawan Kumar (@itspawanhere) August 11, 2019
— Manan(मनन) Hindustani 🇮🇳 (@manan_indian) August 11, 2019
Kohli at it again. Number 42. Also well played Shreyas Iyer. Could hv been sent at 4 instead of Pant. Pant has to be the finisher among the newer lot of of the players. #WIvIND
— Rahul Dravid (@DravidOfficial) August 11, 2019
— Amitesh Kumar Tiwari (@aktiwari_bhu) August 11, 2019
Not sure how much more experiment team management will do with number 4 slot in batting order,but I think that position should go to Shreyas Iyer. Scoring 71 runs but more than that all he played a chanceless cricket. Now he needs some trust n faith from team management. #INDvWI
— Debanil Chakraborty (@debchakraa) August 12, 2019
Shreyas Iyer should bat at 4 in the ODIs. Let Pant bat at number 5.
— Anupam (@Anupam381) August 11, 2019
— Rohan Sanghvi 🇮🇳 (@therohanzain) August 11, 2019
Shreyas Iyer is a legit middle order batsmen. India missed his kind in the World Cup. I hope he is locked in as our number 4. #INDvWI
— MK (@chokwangun) August 11, 2019
Shreyas Iyer should be our number 4. Very composed.
— Malhar Pathak 🇮🇳 (@PathakMalhar) August 11, 2019
Shreyas Iyer displaying sheer class! He is all calm and professional. We need a pure batsmen like him at no. 4. Pant at number 5 or now.
— Abheet Gupta (@Abheet235) August 11, 2019
Shreyas Iyer is the Number 4 India needs!!!!
— anand r (@anand_raks) August 11, 2019
Shreyas Iyer has taken zero risks in his innings today and has still managed to score at over a run a ball. He should have been the man who should have been India's number 4, but we decided to go for "experience" back then only to dump the said experienced player right before WC.
— Clive (@vanillawallah) August 11, 2019
Shreyas Iyer Should Be Our Number 4. Grabbed His Chance And Played Good Inning Today #WIvIND
— PBN (@hanjiokay) August 11, 2019
@imVkohli you should have saved this century for the world cup captian.. a little too late.. not sure why you have not taken our star all rounder Mr Pandya. I think you should pick ravi Shastri at number 4 for the next match.. people like Shreyas Iyer were ignored for WC.. joke
— ranjith kumar (@ranjith21) August 11, 2019