Mashrafe wants colleagues to enjoy 3rd ODI
— June 22, 2015
DHAKA: Overjoyed Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, after winning the historic ODI series against India, said there will not be any more pressure on them ahead of the third ODI scheduled for June 24.
He was talking to a post match press conference held on Monday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
“No one said before that we will be leading 2-0 after two matches. So there’s no pressure on us. We only want to enjoy the last match,” said Mashrafe, one of the most successful captains, who has been leading Bangladesh since Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh last year.
Through the historic victory, Bangladesh have also ensured a spot in the 2017 Champions Trophy scheduled to be held in England.
“The result of the third match can be in our favour if we are able to carry on our performance displayed so far. But we are not thinking about all these right now.”
“All of us have plan to recover fully and stay fit for the last match …… we want to give our best,” he said.
The speedster however admitted that they did not expect to win the series over India with one match at hand after they defeated the former world champions by six wickets in the second match.
The Tigers folded India for 200 runs at the rain-soaked match before they reached home with nine overs to spare ensuring unassailable 2-0 lead in three-match ODI series.
“It was not expected …we believed that we could win the match but a series win with a game in hand was really beyond our thinking.”
“But we had the confidence to do well and boys managed to stick to their guns to make it happen,” said the Tigers captain.
He said it is very important for us to keep up this performance and maintain our winning spree in the near future.