Cricket News: At the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Team India fell short of defeating Bangladesh by a mere wicket in the opening match of the three-match ODI series. After taking a brief break from the recently finished New Zealand series, rejoined the team and expressed his opinion on the role that his team had given him.
Against the Bangla Tigers, the Men in Blue had an uninspiring batting performance thanks to star wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul’s 73 runs, which helped the team reach a total of 186 in 41.2 overs. The batter who entered the game at position no. 5 stated that the management had chosen him for the position after thorough consideration and provided an explanation for Rishabh Pant’s exclusion.
“In the last six to seven months, we haven’t played many ODIs, but from 2020 to ’21, I kept wickets and batted at position four. The team has given me this responsibility. I’m not entirely sure why (Rishabh) Pant was released. Why Pant was discharged will be known by the medical staff, “told KL Rahul following the game.
Bangladesh put up a fierce fight today: KL Rahul
Speaking about the game, the wicketkeeper-batter said that the opposition team fought all the way to the end, which is how they managed to win by a tiny margin.
“In this game, you can anticipate the unexpected. These matches continue; that is cricket. Until the final ball, the game cannot be won. Mehidy’s performance and their tenacious fight to the finish made all the difference. One or two missed opportunities also damaged us, he continued.
But they did play well. Bangladesh put up a fierce fight today. We made some errors that we need to grow from and overcome. Mehidy took chances and discovered the boundaries. Bangladesh is now competing at home and they are strong. They present a difficult obstacle, “finished Rahul.