Let MS Dhoni play at number four, he will finish from there: Sourav Ganguly

Ranchi: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrives at Birsa Munda International Airpot in Ranchi on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI10_27_2016_000087A)

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today insisted that Mahendra Singh Dhonishould stick to batting at No 4 which will enable him and Virat Kohli could play the finishers’ role.

“Let him play at number four. He will finish from there. Finisher does not mean he has to bat from the 40th over. Virat (Kohli) bats at three and he is finishing games. It’s a wrong concept that a finisher has to come lower down the order. Dhoni got India over the ropes in the other match batting at four,” Ganguly said on the sidelines of a promotional event.

New Zealand defeated India by 19 runs while defending 260 in Ranchi, in a match India’s premier batsman got out for 45. Ganguly however said India are not too dependent on Virat Kohli. The former skipper adds that New Zealand are a good side, and are expected to get some results in their favour.“He (Virat Kohli) is an excellent player, but I don’t think the team is becoming too dependent on him. New Zealand is a good side. They will win some matches also,” he said.