Sunday, July 14, 2024

No more India talks

Bangladesh decided to put to an end the talks about the India defeat and shift their focus on a more crucial game against Ireland scheduled for February 25.
In a team meeting on Monday the Tigers did a lot of soul-searching and came to a conclusion that enough has been said about the game and time has come to drop the matter for now.
‘We are not thinking about the match against the Indians anymore,’ vice-captain Tamim Iqbal told reporters.
‘In the morning we had a meeting and tried to find out what had gone wrong. We have got another five matches ahead and we need to think about that.
‘We are now totally focused on our next game against Ireland,’ said Tamim.
‘We just can’t afford to relax as it can be costly if we take any team lightly. We will treat them as we had treated the Indians.’
Not every player in the side, however, was still able to come out of the shadow of the India defeat.
Spinner Abdur Razzak said the players are not computers and it is unfair to expect them to perform with the same level of intensity in every match.
Razzak, the leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh in the ODIs, faced a rough ride in the game, giving away 74 runs in nine overs without claiming a wicket.
‘I did not bowl well and that is the truth, I don’t want to make any excuse for it,’  said the spinner, ranked number three in the world.
‘It can always happen. We are not computers that you switch on and we start giving the same output on every occasion,’ he said.
‘India are fighting for the World Cup. Though we had beaten them in the last World Cup, I don’t think we have reached a stage from where we can beat India on a regular basis,’ said Razzak.

 

Via: New Age

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