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‘It Was a Difficult Situation, We Decided to Stay and Play’

Shikhar Dhawan rued India’s batting collapse however was pleased with the best way India’s younger workforce fought regardless of shedding a bulk of their aspect to isolation protocols after Krunal Pandya examined optimistic for COVID-19. Dhawan was talking on the post-match presentation after India’s loss within the third T20I, managing solely 81 for eight within the 20 overs.

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“It was a tough state of affairs for us. As a workforce we determined to remain and play these video games. Really pleased with the boys as nicely. They confirmed nice character within the final two video games. Their perspective was great,” he mentioned.

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“We wished to win as nicely, in each recreation you study. It was an off-day 4 our batting unit. We misplaced too many wickets, SL bowled nicely. I bought out first ball… and whenever you lose early wickets with not a lot batting, you get plenty of strain. It’s a recreation of pressuer, and we bought to the 80s, that was the perfect we may do in the present day.”

After the sport, Dhawan was seen having a chat with a bunch of Sri Lankan cricketers, passing on his expertise.

“Both groups performed in nice spirit. It’s stunning that we had been aggressive within the area and respect was there. The Sri Lankan boys wished to know what’s my course of, I used to be simply sharing my expertise. I hope they loved listening to it. And, congratulations to the Sri Lankan workforce.”

Sri Lanka’s captain Dasun Shanaka thanked the Indian workforce and board for persevering with the collection regardless of not having their greatest aspect obtainable.

“I ought to thank BCCI, below these circumstances they agreed to play. Special because of Rahul Dravid and Shikhar Dhawan,” he mentioned.

“This is the perfect efficiency now we have had in the previous few years. I had the choices with me and used them within the center. Not solely myself, all of the boys are working actually arduous on the fielding. In the final three months ranging from the Bangladesh collection, they had been eager to win they usually need to be world-class.

“The manner Chameera began, the best way Wanindu carried out all through, how Akila carried out, how calm DDS was, and I ought to point out Karunaratne .. he’s a gem to Sri Lankan cricket. All the boys did proper job. They dealt with the state of affairs nicely and used their brains very nicely. I’m fortunate to guide this workforce. When a low rating is ready, it’s good when you get a extra optimistic begin. But they’re younger and studying, they’ll be higher sooner or later.”

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