The announcement of the 15-man squad of India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 event has attracted backlash from few spheres as it revealed the ousting of the wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant along with the middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu.
Claiming England’s ticket, batting all-rounder Vijay Shankar is one of the likely players to bat at 4 for India and this hasn’t gone down well with many cricket pundits. Even the English cricketer Kevin Pietersen is founding himself in a disagreement with the Indian selectors as the 38-year old cricketer believes that Vijay Shankar doesn’t seem to have the game to be installed as the No. 4 of India.
Highlighting the past players to bat at this positon for the men in blue, the Natal born added that Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav could have been preferred by management because of their abilities with the leather.
“I haven’t seen enough of Vijay to warrant a No. 4 slot for India in the World Cup. I have seen some fantastic players in past batting at that position and sadly, Shankar sits far away from the list. Batting at 4 has never been easy particularly in English conditions,” said by the cricketer turned commentator.