Despite losing seven wickets while chasing a modest 145 on day four of the second Test against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, India captain KL Rahul stated on Sunday that he had faith in his batting unit to get the job done for the team. He made this statement while speaking about the match.
After starting the new day at 45 for four, India quickly lost three wickets before Ravichandran Ashwin (42 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (29 not out) shared an unbeaten 71-run partnership for the eighth wicket to lead India to victory by three wickets and win the two-match series 2-0. India resumed the new day at 45 for four.
You can put your faith on the people in the centre. There is always faith, but there is also anxiety; after all, we are human. However, we had faith in the hitters and were able to win the game,” KL Rahul stated during the post-match presentation ceremony.
“Ashwin and Shreyas accomplished their goal today with grace and elegance. Congratulations to them for bringing victory to India. We never imagined that it would be easy; we imagined that we would have to struggle and put in a lot of effort to get runs… The new ball made things a lot more difficult. We had more wickets fall than we would have liked to have seen.
Although we have made errors in the past, we are committed to improving our ability to handle future situations that are analogous to those we have already encountered. “Happy with our bowling depth over the past five to seven years,” he went on to say.
KL Rahul, who captained India throughout the series since Rohit Sharma was sidelined with an injury, was effusive in his admiration for the team’s bowling unit.
The victories in the series are a clear indication of how successfully we’ve honed our pace attack. Additionally, Ashwin and Axar (Patel) have performed exceptionally well.
Umesh Yadav showed his hand, while Jaydev Unadkat came in after a long time but bowled unbelievably well and arguably deserved more wickets than he got. Umesh Yadav showed his hand. Jaydev Unadkat. However, Ashwin and Axar were able to capitalise with the help of the pressure,” he remarked.
Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, believed that the outcome of the match may have been altered by taking one more wicket. However, he was quick to give Iyer and Ashwin the credit they deserved for their tenacious effort with the bat.
Everyone made a contribution, and our performance in this setting has been strong. Both Shreyas and Ashwin performed admirably despite the strain they were under. We required an additional wicket. He remarked, “We can think of tonnes of ifs and buts, but overall, I’m delighted with the way we battled.”
“It’s a shame I wasn’t able to bowl very effectively in the first Test, but I’m glad to have performed so well today. It makes me delighted to see how the team approaches problems.
If all goes well, I have high hopes for the upcoming year. Ashwin, who was awarded the Man of the Match award after picking up six wickets and scoring 42 not out in India’s second innings, claimed that he trusted his defence before heading out to bat on Sunday. Ashwin also struck 42 not out in that innings.
“In my opinion, Bangladesh gave a really good performance. The game has to be won the hard way in order to be successful. In circumstances like these, you may feel the desire to hit your way out of the situation. They had a good bowling game. However, we needed to have faith in our defence.
I was eager to participate and lend my support to Shreyas. Even if they were a little bit slow, the pitches were quite good. As a result of his 222 runs scored in two matches, Cheteshwar Pujara was selected as the player of the series.
“It has been a challenging series, and the series itself was filled with intense competition. I finally feel like I’ve found my groove. “I’ve put in a lot of work, I’ve played a lot of first-class games, and I’ve worked on my game,” Pujara said. “I feel like my game has improved.”
“(Regarding first-class) If you look at the time that passes between Test series, playing first-class helps keep you in touch with the game. Because of the WTC, every game is significant, and in order to win, you need to be at the top of your game.