The aforesaid reluctance proves to me that he's still in Sissyville. Shubhagauto, a natural finder of gaps and singles, can switch gears when need be and can be the ideal 6 or 7 at this beginning of his international career. Alok at his best, is also ideal at number 6.
"O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant." (49:13)