I can’t ask for more from my team: Shakib

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan believes this might be the start of a new chapter after a heartbreaking loss in the final of the Nidahas Trophy. This was Bangladesh’s 4th loss in a final and this has been the narrowest defeat. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ‘এর চেয়ে বেশি কিছু চাওয়া যায় না’]

Shakib said in the post match press conference:
“You learn more things when you lose a game,” Shakib told reporters after the game. “We could have rectified so many small things which could have gone our away and we could have won easily.”

“These things happen in cricket, which is why T20 is so exciting. India were almost out of the game [before Karthik started hitting]. I think we did well for 38 overs except for the Miraz over at the start and the second last over when Rubel went for 22 runs.”

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The skipper of Bangladesh also gave credit to Dinesh Karthik’s heroic knock:
“Credit goes to Dinesh Karthik for the way he batted. It is not an easy thing to do to hit a low full-toss like that. Five of the eight balls he faced went for boundaries. I think he hit three sixes. It was amazing hitting. We were so close, but India were on the winning side in the end. But you can’t take anything away from us, with the way we played in this tournament, and today. We showed some good character and played in the right spirit. I can’t ask for more from my team.”

Shakib believes Bangladesh were 10-15 runs short:
“It was a tough period for us when we lost three quick wickets. If we played better, we may have scored more runs. I think overall we were 10-15 runs short but if someone asked me at the start of the game what was my ideal score in a final, I would have said 170. So I think we made 4-5 runs short. We came back very well with the ball, which shows our character with the ball. I don’t see a lot of negatives, except that we lost the game.”

Shakib concluded:
“There are many positives. We are scoring consistently. Some of our bowlers did really well. We fielded really well too. We needed that extra edge, and hopefully we will get better.” 1 of 1

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