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Former India left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan firmly believes that MS Dhoni should occupy the No. 4 spot on the batting line-up going forward.
Zaheer pointed out that if India falter at the beginning of their innings, they have a tendency to collapse by losing wickets in a hurry.
However, by putting Dhoni at No. 4, the 39-year-old feels that it will add some experience and stability in the top half of the batting order.
“Someone has to take the responsibility of the number four position and it has to be MS Dhoni,” Zaheer told Cricbuzz as quoted by CricTracker. “If you take a look at the losses of the Indian team, they haven’t had a good start. Once they haven’t got off to a good start, they haven’t been able to recover from a bad start.
“So you need experience, you need someone who has dealt with such kind of situations and soak in the pressure at that stage, take someone along with him. And that’s something MS Dhoni is brilliant at.”
Dhoni and the rest of the India team will begin their Asia Cup campaign against Hong Kong in Dubai on September 18.