After losing in the first T20 match against Bangladesh, Team India made a tremendous comeback in Rajkot and won by 8 wickets. While the bowling of India was overwhelming in the Delhi T20, the Indian bowlers in Rajkot impressed everyone, especially the spin bowlers. After the match, young spinner Washington Sundar also said that spinners always play an important role in T20 format.
During the press conference after the win in Rajkot, Sundar said, "Spin bowlers play an important role in shorter formats because they reduce the speed of the ball. And often the pitch also helps the spinners. You will also get beaten up a lot in some matches but it happens in this format. "
He said, “The wicket here was very good. In which there was also speed and bounce, we felt that if they bat first then 180 runs will be enough but to stop them for only 153 runs was our great performance as a bowling unit. ”
Sundar continued, "He (Bangladesh) batted well. We felt that the role of spinners was important on this wicket. We did well in the middle overs and came back. Because after the initial 6-7 overs it seemed that he would score 170–180 runs but our wicket in the middle overs was important. ”
The Tamil Nadu off-spinner hopes to get a similar pitch in the last match of the series. He said, "We can expect a similar track and boundary in Nagupar and will have to win that match as well."
Sundar praised the successful Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and described him as the most important weapon of the team. He said, "Chahal is important for the team, who can bowl in the middle overs and change the attitude of the game. He has been doing this in ODIs and T20s. He has experience, he knows what it would take to take wickets in the middle overs. He is also successful in Powerplay. Whatever team he plays for, it is important for him. ”
Captain Rohit Sharma completed the remaining work after the bowlers stopped Bangladesh for 153 runs. Rohit teamed up with Shikhar Dhawan to form a brilliant 118-run partnership for the first wicket. Playing his 100th T20 international, Rohit played a match-winning innings of 85 runs on just 43 balls.
Sundar said of the captain, "The boundary that Rohit put on was incredible. If I speak from the bowler's perspective, Bangladesh got some good balls but he (Rohit) was in a great rhythm today. ”