Former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar is not happy with the tactics of Kolkata Knight Riders who are looking to win this season due to the consistent performance of batsmen in IPL 2021. Gavaskar said KKR felt there was a shortage of class batsmen and if it were not, they should come to the team and bat in the top order. Former India captain Sunil Narayan is also not in favor of playing in the fourth spot and Dinesh Karthik advised him.
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In fact, Gavaskar was upset about KKR’s strategy of nurturing their best and strongest batsmen. Speaking on the Star Sports show, he said: ‘Truth is, he doesn’t have a classy batsman. I don’t know how many people are sitting on the dugout, who can say, look, you come to the team and bat in the top order. Because if you look at his batting, there is no class apart from Shubman Gill and Morgan. The performance of the KKR batsmen during this season has been very disappointing and the batsmen on the team have lost badly.
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Gavaskar also questioned Sunil Narayan’s decision to bat at number four. He said, ‘Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik are also batting in fifth or sixth place. I would like to see Kartik promoted above. Rahul plays on Tripathi. Sunil Narayan plays in fourth or fifth position. He is ruining the space. His play in this position is incomprehensible. If you want to feed Sunil Narayan, put him in a higher order so he can try to put some big shots in, but this is KKR’s biggest problem. ‘