Gargi Raut ∙ Nov 27 2022, 7:35 AM

"I’m no one to comment whether Rohit and Kohli will...," Harbhajan Singh 

image-laz0ffupSuryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli [Source: Associated Press]

Recent outings of the Indian team has showcased the dire lack of performing openers in the squad. Even throughout the T20 World Cup 2022, Indian openers failed to score worthwhile runs that would anchor a strong foundation for the batting lineup. 

Former Indian veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh recently expressed his thoughts on the top order batters of India. He firmly believes that the Indian team needs to completely change their approach towards the game. Stating England as an example, Harbhajan advised that the Men in Blue too change their approach going forward. 

Harbhajan speaks his mind

"The approach has to change in the T20 format. The first six overs are important. If that doesn't happen you will be dependent on Hardik or Surya for scoring 50 off 20. If they don't fire, you will end up with a below-par total."

"England changed their approach and they have won two World Cups. T20 has to be played like T20 not like ODIs," the veteran of 103 Tests, told PTI.

"All the top-three (Rohit, Virat, KL) need to do is increase their strike rate. It is tough when you bat at 110 or 120 strike and try to make 180. They have to score at least 9 runs per over in the first 10-12 overs."

"I am no one to comment whether they would want to play or not. They are quality players if they can remain fit why not, provided the approach is different. Players can't be changed overnight, the approach has to change."

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