Rajkot: Rohit Sharma played a captain's knock (85 off 42 balls) and helped India clinch the second T20I against Bangladesh by eight wickets at Rajkot on Thursday. Praising his bowlers, Rohit said that, both, Washington and Chahal understand their bowling really well and analyse and have conversations on where they can improve.
"Both Washington and Chahal understand their bowling really well. More importantly, they analyse and have conversations on where they can improve. Chahal has bowled in difficult situations and has somehow brought the team to the top. It's given him confidence. Washington has been our new-ball bowler, but today, I wanted to keep his three overs at the back," said Sharma, who was Man-of-Match for his astonishing knock.
"I'm an emotional guy. We were sloppy in the field, have to accept that. But focus is always on getting the job done. I knew that Rajkot is a good track, knew will be difficult for bowlers in the second innings. We took advantage of that, had a great powerplay. After that, it was all about going on. I never underestimate bowlers. All these years, I've just tried to do my best with the bat in hand. I knew conditions were perfect, so all I wanted to do was stay still and "tonk" the ball. The year 2019 has been very good so far. Just want to finish it off on a good note," said the captain.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh captain Mahmudullahsaid, "It was a very good wicket, but we were 25-30 runs short. Having said that, credit to Rohit and Shikhar, how they started. Momentum went their way. On wicket like this, wrist spinner was very handy and Chahal showed that. Aminul is a great find for us, the way he's been putting effort. Hopefully he will continue. We need to assess the conditions when we go to Nagpur. We needed to be a bit more positive."