Indian skipper Virat Kohli has said that they did not expect to beat Bangladesh this easily as they clinched a comfortable nine-wicket victory over the Mashrafe Bin Mortaza led side to seal their place in the ICC Champions Trophy final for the second time in a row. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ এমনকি ভারতীয়রাও ভাবে নি জয় এমন সহজ হবে]
“Another complete game. We needed to have a clean, collective game. We didn’t expect to win by nine wickets, but that’s the quality of our top order,” Kohli said at the postmatch press conference.
Kohli, who is leading India for the first time at an ICC event was not worried that his middle order batsmen were not getting enough opportunities to have a go as he doesn’t want his middle order to be required to bat early.
“It’s never a worry when your middle order isn’t batting too much. Everyone is hitting the ball magnificently in practice. It’s a worry when your middle order is required to bat too early in the game, too often.,” he said.
Asked about his own effort with the bat, Kohli said, “I wanted to give myself some time, 10-15 balls. Last time, we lost a wicket, so I had to adapt, I like those challenges. I grew in confidence. When you’re coming onto the short ball, you know you’re playing well.”
-Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com