IND v BAN 2019: "One of the best comebacks in this format for India," says Rohit Sharma

Deepak Chahar took 6/7 as India won the series decider by 30 runs.

Deepak Chahar took 6/7 to break T20I bowling records | AFP

Indian captain Rohit Sharma hailed his bowlers after victory in the third T20I by 30 runs to win the series 2-1. Bangladesh chasing 175 to record their first-ever T20I series win against India, were 110/2 in the 13th over before losing their last 8 wickets for just 34 runs.

Deepak Chahar recorded the best-ever T20I bowling figures of 6/7, breaking the record of Ajantha Mendis and also became the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in T20Is. All-rounder Shivam Dube also took three wickets including the big wickets of Mohammad Naim who scored 81 and hero of the first match, Mushfiqur Rahim.

"It was the bowlers who won us the game. I know I have to say that being a batsman, but I know how tough it was given the dew. But this must be one of the best comebacks in this format for India," 

"It was easy for them (Bangladesh) at one stage, with 70 needed in eight overs. But the boys showed characters, took up the responsibility. Good to see young players putting their hands up. I just reminded the boys (while under pressure) that we're playing for India. Our body language was a little off in the first eight overs, but then we saw a different team India."

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Rohit also praised the fifties scored by KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer.

"I want to credit the batsmen too. KL (Rahul), getting that knock was crucial, and Shreyas Iyer played an incredible knock. Until we get close to the World Cup, we have to find the right balance. Few guys are missing and will come back in, but keeping everything in mind, we've got quite a few games before narrowing in on a perfect 11,"

"We can try hell lot of things before getting on that flight to Australia. If we keep playing like the way we did today, it'll be a good headache to have for Virat (Kohli) and the selectors." said Rohit before signing off.

(With PTI inputs)


By Saurabh Malhotra - 10 Nov, 2019

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