Dhoni should bat at number 5: Sachin Tendulkar

The former Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar says that the former Indian captain MS Dhoni must bat at number five at the ICC Men’s World Cup starting on May 30.

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“My personal opinion is Dhoni should be batting five. I still don’t know what the team combination would be, but if you are going Rohit and Shikhar as openers, to Virat (Kohli) at number 3 and whoever at number 4 then Dhoni could be No. 5,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Tendulkar, as saying.

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“Then Hardik Pandya, an explosive player, follows them. That way the experienced batsmen are well spaced out and Dhoni can stretch the game towards the end where he himself can be explosive along with Hardik,” he added.

India will start their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa.