Indian commentator Sanjay Manjrekar rekindled the number four debate, recommending a batsman who is from the 'Virat mould of batting'. Manjrekar renewed his concerns about the crucial number four and five positions in the team's batting line-up, a point of concern for the Men in Blue that still persists.
Manjrekar took to Twitter to say that India needed a player similar to skipper Virat Kohli at the number four and five positions, a player who could score at the strike rate of 80-90 even when the innings is being constructed. Manjrekar said that the batsman should take zero risks by putting the ball in the gaps and making sure they run between the wickets consistently.
Read Manjrekar's tweet here:
Manjrekar had received a lot of flak during the World Cup as fans of the Men in Blue could not digest the Indian commentator's analysis of the game. The former Indian batsman pointed out many concerns that India was facing including Mohammad Shami's bowling in the death overs, MS Dhoni's inability to finish games for the team, the middle-order crisis and Ravindra Jadeja's inclusion in the squad.
Netizens, too, renewed their attack on Manjrekar after his latest tweet, as they took to once again point out that the former Indian batsman was preaching what he had not practised while he had represented the national side.
Read some of the reactions below:
One user reminded Manjrekar of the 'bits and pieces' comment that was made by him that attracted a lot of controversy during the World Cup.
Another user shared an image of Manjrekar departing after scoring a mere 20 runs off 43 deliveries.
Some fans suggested that Manjrekar himself take up the role of the number four batsman.