Colombo: Lashing out at the Indian team management's decision to force Ajinkya Rahane bat at No 3, former captain Sunil Gavaskar yesterday said the think-tank has "sacrificed" an "uncomplaining" cricketer.
Rahane has almost made the No 5 slot his own in Tests but the team management reshuffled the batting order in the second Test against Sri Lanka with Rahane batting at No 3 and Rohit Sharma at 5.
"I have just got to be blunt, they have just sacrificed a good man. He's one of those nice and quiet guys who won't say anything. He has been pushed to No 3 when he had success at No 5. It's hard on him," Gavaskar told NDTV.
"But he will do whatever is needed. He comes from Rahul Dravid school. Rahul had also batted No 3 and 5. He's Rahane's mentor and he will do the same thing." said Gavaskar.
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