MS Dhoni scored a half-century while batting at number five in the first One Day International but India lost the series-opener by 34 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who made 133 runs off 129 balls, believes that India's World Cup-winning captain is "ideal" for the number four slot, an opinion much different with his skipper Virat Kohli's view point. However, Rohit added that Ambati Rayudu is no less impressive at number four and the captain will have the final say on the batting order.
"Personally, I always feel that Dhoni batting at number four will be ideal for the team but we have got Ambati Rayudu who has done really well now at number four. It totally depends on what the captain and coach think about it. Personally asking, I would be happy if Dhoni bats at four," Rohit, who scored 133 off 129 deliveries, said at the post-match conference.