Team India registered a remarkable victory against Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Trophy. It was a magical innings from Dinesh Karthik which helped India sealed a victory which looked improbable in the last two overs. He struck an unbeaten 28 of just nine deliveries. It was a brilliant last ball six which destroyed the Bangladesh hopes.
Despite the loss, no one can deny the fact that the Tigers played some terrific brand of cricket all through the tournament. Despite a lacklustre start, they defeated Sri Lanka on both occasions to qualify for the finals. Even yesterday they produced a brilliant performance, but you can’t do anything when somebody plays like Karthik did yesterday.
They came into the tournament with a poor form. The Tigers lost all the three series against Sri Lanka in their backyard. So it was a dramatic turnaround. There were little hopes of a Bangladesh winning the tournament s coming this far is a big achievement. However, there is no doubt about the fact that they top improve their on-field behaviour.
“I spent the most time with the team during this series. From the first to the last. In this series when he left the country the experience was something else. When we went there, the experience was different. Now that we have came back, the experience is different now,” Nazmul Hossain said on the collective spirit shown by the Bangla boys through the tournament.
The Bangladesh President regretted at losing such a close game.
“We lost after getting so close, I think all Bangladeshis are feeling the same. Certainly, from a position where we could win, it is hard to accept that we lost. Is it pain or regret…There are events which can’t be written off easily. It is something which would be remembered forever.”
“Our boys suffered a lot more than us and were more disappointed. They broke down a lot but I told them that winning or losing isn’t the most important. One team will win and another will lose. What I want is good cricket. They played every game well and like heroes,” Hassan signed off.