[caption id="attachment_814171" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-814171" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Vijay-Shankar-Virat-Kohli_PTI.jpeg" alt="" width="628" height="351" /> While Sanjay Manjrekar made it clear that Virat Kohli should bat at number three, he backed Vijay Shankar for the number 4 spot for his abilities to rotate the strike, besides being quite capable of going big when required. @PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>With the fight being still on for Team <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india">India</a>'s number 4 batting slot for the upcoming <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2019-icc-cricket-world-cup-2">2019 ICC Cricket World Cup</a>, former Indian cricketer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sanjay-manjrekar/">Sanjay Manjrekar</a> believes <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vijay-shankar/">Vijay Shankar</a> should be considered for filling the position. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ambati-rayudu/news/">Ambati Rayudu</a>'s name was being earlier considered for the slot, which plan, however, did not work out. <p></p> <p></p>Manjrekar said Vijay's abilities to rotate the strike, beside being quite capable of going big when required, fits him in the crucial batting position. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2019-vijay-shankar-could-be-the-batting-allrounder-india-needs-sunil-gavaskar-811967">Vijay Shankar could be the batting allrounder India needs: Sunil Gavaskar</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"Vijay Shankar is my number 4 for his ability to hit sixes as well as rotate the strike. Play him as a batsman. As a bowler, he's worth only three-odd bonus overs, not seven or the full quota of 10," the former cricketer was quoted as saying by the <em>Times of India</em>. <p></p> <p></p>On Rayudu, Manjrekar said: "After his 90 against New Zealand in Wellington, I was sure he had cemented his spot. But three low scores and the rise of Vijay Shankar thereafter have put his place in question." <p></p> <p></p>He also said skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/news/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Virat Kohli</a> shouldn't demote his batting position as No.3 slot perfectly suits him. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/number-4-slot-is-still-up-for-grabs-in-indias-2019-icc-cricket-world-cup-squad-sourav-ganguly-814035">Number 4 slot is still up for grabs in India s World Cup squad: Sourav Ganguly</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"He (Kohli) must bat at No. 3. There is no point in demoting our best batsman, who has set the winning culture in this team," he opined. <p></p> <p></p>In the recent times, Shankar has perfectly played the role of an all-rounder and is believed to have booked a ticket for the showpiece event starting May 30 in England and Wales.