India vs Bangladesh: inexperience led to errors in the field and decision making, admits Rohit Sharma

NEW DELHI: Scarcity of land and lack of judgment at the time of making calls to the Decision Review System (DRS) cost India the first T20 International against Bangladesh, alternate employer Rohit Sharma He said Sunday.


Mushfiqur Rahim led Bangladesh to its first victory in T20 against India with an undefeated 60 where a blow of butter Krunal Pandya and an undecided Rishabh pants disappointed the team despite a par-score on a difficult surface of Feroz Shah Kotla.

It was a defensible score, and we made mistakes in the field. The boys are a bit inexperienced and can learn from that, maybe not committing them next time. The revisions (DRS) were a mistake on our part. Rohit admitted during the post-game presentation ceremony.

However, Rohit gave credit to Bangladesh for winning it convincingly.

Do not take credit from Bangladesh. We were pressed from the beginning when we were batting.

Rohit then explained the DRS calls - (one out of the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal), which he did not assume with Pant's insistence. The TV replays later showed that Mushfoiqur would have been out. The second they took was trapped behind Soumya Sarkar, when there was no advantage and India lost a DRS.

The first ball he (Mushfiqur) played in the back foot, we thought he was going to lower his leg, and the next one in the front foot. But we forget how short it is. We were not up to the mark in the field, but as for the batting I think we obtained a competitive score, he evaluated the pattern.

Yuzvendra Chahal (1/24 in 4 overs) is back in T20 and the boss feels that the Haryana leg spinner is an asset in this format.

Chahal was always welcome in this format. It is crucial for this team, and demonstrated how important it is in the middle managers, when the batters are ready. He fully understands what he needs to execute, and that makes it a bit easier for the captain as well.

The man of the game, Mushfiqur, said his goal was to deepen the game and achieve a good 16-20 race over one of the two pacemakers.

Soumya (Sarkar) and I had a talk, and we thought about deepening the game, and any of the rapids could have been a 15-20 goal in excess because the spinners got a lot of help, so it was difficult to hit them. Naim also played very well to start.

T20 is not one of Mushfiqur's preferred formats, but he feels he is slowly improving.

I am trying my best to evolve as a cricket player, and I will try to act in each and every game for Bangladesh.

For Captain Mahmudullah Riyad, the captaincy became easier as his men were able to execute what he expected of them.

I think everything was based on how we started. Bowlers did a great job, everyone contributed. I think we deployed very well and that gave us momentum for our batting. I think the captaincy is easy thanks to the guys who have worked very well.