Just after few weeks of the departure of coach Chandika Hathurusingha, it was revealed that he was a strict coach and also aggressive towards the players. The coach used to curse the player in a very angry way when the batsman used to throw away his wicket.
Due to coach’s aggressive attitude, the players were not very close to him and couldn’t interact with him properly. As a result, the situation of the dressing room was not too well under his coaching. After 3.5 years, Hathurusingha’s era has come to an end.
In the press conference on Sunday, skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said: “There is always pressure. It will always remain as a captain. You will always have your own plannings. I have those things. But the dressing room is now relaxed. The pressure which always used to stay in the dressing room, I am not feeling it anymore now.”
But the skipper also mentioned that he doesn’t want a fully tension free environment: “When I see or will see my players relaxed in the dressing room, then I will also feel relaxed as a captain. But then again, I don’t want fully relaxed. Sometimes you can perform due to nervousness. But if you stay excessive relaxed, then it doesn’t happen.”
Mashrafe also thinks the pacers will lead from the front in the upcoming series: “We were successful playing with four pacers. Then we didn’t play with less than three pacers. We also keep our hopes on the pacers. Sometimes its true that the pacers couldn’t deliver, but when they delivers we always win. The consistency might not be there, but always rely on them.”