Demoting Rohit Sharma who has four T20I hundreds was negative thinking – Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was not happy with Team India’s strategy during India-New Zealand ICC T20 World Cup match in Dubai. India scored just 110 runs and the move to demote Rohit Sharma in the batting order didn’t go down well with former cricketers and fans.

Joining the debate, Gautam Gambhir expressed his anger at the batting order of the Hitman, who has four hundreds in the shortest format of the game. Ishan Kishan, who opened the innings with KL Rahul scored just four runs off 8 balls.

Talking to ESPNCricinfo, Gambhir questioned India’s decision to demote Rohit to the No.3 position.

“If you expect Ishan Kishan to do something that Rohit Sharma can’t then there are issues and it’s the wrong mindset. If you are thinking that Ishan Kishan will give you a flying start of 60 runs in the first six overs and then Virat and Rohit can come and milk it, it is wrong because we haven’t seen a better white-ball cricketer than Rohit Sharma. The player has four T20I hundreds and you are still batting him at No.3 then it’s negative thinking,” Gambhir said.