Shakib Al Hasan: We should not make that an excuse
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Bangladesh T20 skipper Shakib Al Hasan feels that rain should not be used as an excuse for India's defeat. "There are lots of moments in the match that we can say is the defining moment. Of course the way Litton was batting, his run out was crucial.
We lost the momentum after the game was stopped due to rain. But we don't have rain in our hands, so we have to accept it and needed to play accordingly," he said in the presser, as quoted by cricbuzz.com He also spoke about the umpires' decisions.
"Did we have any option? Convince whom? Do I have the ability to convince the umpire? Umpires called both the captains, telling us what would be the target, what is the playing rule and how many overs we will be playing.
Yes, accepted it (umpires' decision). I mean that's the decision (playing after the rain) that umpires make, we don't make decisions, you know we are here to play cricket, both teams wanted to play full 20 overs. Unfortunately, rain interrupted but I am happy the way both the teams played really well, we were so close like 2016 World Cup but wasn't close enough.
It was little slippery, that suits the batting side rather than the bowling side and we should not make that an excuse."
Al Hassan: We panicked a bit in the middle overs
His team showed character, but it was not enough.
As if they lacked aggressiveness. "Most teams will get 52 in last five overs with eight wickets in hand in these kind of conditions and we should have chased it down. With the batting line-up we had, I believed that we were capable of doing it.
Maybe we panicked a bit in the middle overs, we tried to play too many shots. Nurul and Taskin batted well and brought us back in the game," he reckoned.