India captain Shikhar Dhawan was happy with his workforce for placing up an excellent struggle regardless of being confronted with antagonistic circumstances as they misplaced the low-scoring second T20 Worldwide towards Sri Lanka, right here on Wednesday.
With many of the power-hitters in isolation after Krunal Pandya‘s COVID-19 constructive case, India might handle solely 132 for five on a sluggish monitor which Sri Lanka chased down with two balls to spare.
“The surface had turn and it was stopping a bit. Of course, we knew one batsman was short and we knew we had to construct the innings smartly and we had to content ourselves at some point,” Dhawan stated on the post-match presentation ceremony.
“But yeah, we were 10-15 runs short,” he admitted.
“I am very proud of the boys because we gave a very good fight. That never-say-die attitude and taking the game to the last over while defending just 132, credit to both bowlers and batters,” Dhawan stated.
His Lankan counterpart Dasun Shanaka thanked the BCCI for standing by their board and agreeing to play the sequence in these powerful occasions.
“I thought if we could contain them to a low total, we could chase it. We were not able to capitalise in the first six overs. But DDS and Wanindu Hasaranga bailed us out. I should thank the BCCI and SLC for this opportunity because this is a huge opportunity for young guys in these times,” Shanaka stated.