Dhoni ushers high praise for Afghanistan
Afghanistan concluded their Asia Cup journey this year with a thrilling tie against India yesterday at Dubai International Stadium.
The match which bore no importance to the outcome of the tournament, showcased an enchanting fight between the two contesting teams and probated a tie between India and Afghanistan.
After the match, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni uttered high appraisal for the rising nation said the cricket in that country have reached into a height.
“I think their cricket has gone up a lot,” Dhoni said.
“If you see how they’ve continued playing right from the start of the Cup, it’s been commendable. They’re the one country that has risen through the ranks,” India skipper said.
However the big opposition captain appreciated the all-round team performance, said, “Good batting by them – how they fielded, how they bowled was impressive. I wouldn’t say we went wrong. It was like a game of golf because we started with a handicap, we rested our main players.”
“It was very important for the fast bowlers to fall back to the back of a length area when there was no swing full. We lost 5-6 overs there. Shot selection is also something we could have done better at as well. And there were a couple of run-out and there are a couple of things I don’t want to talk about because I don’t want to get fined. A tie isn’t bad for is, we could have been on the losing side,” he added.
India reached into the final prior to this match while Afghanistan has gone out of the competition.