Virat Kohli decided to bat at number 4 in the first ODI against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. But he was dismissed after scoring just 16 runs in this match after playing 14 balls. Lokesh Rahul was batting at number 3 in place of Kohli. India lost the match by 10 wickets.
If we compare the batting figures of Virat Kohli at No. 3 and No. 4, we will see that there is a big difference in these figures. After seeing this, it is known that Virat Kohli's decision to bat at number 4 against Australia was probably wrong.
Virat Kohli at number 3 against Australia
Virat Kohli has batted in 29 innings of 29 ODIs against Australia at number 3. During this period, Kohli has scored 1633 runs at a tremendous average of 60.48. Also, batting at number 3 against Australia, Kohli hit 8 centuries and 6 half-centuries. Where his highest score is 123 runs.
Virat Kohli at number 4 against Australia
Virat Kohli has been seen quite a few while batting at number 4. He has batted at number 4 in 8 matches against a strong team like Australia. Where his bat only 110 runs at an average of 18.33. Not only this, Kohli could not score a single century or half-century in these 8 matches. These statistics suggest that Kohli is a better batsman of No. 3 than No. 4.