In an Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 encounter, Bangladesh managed to squeak out an unexpected six-run victory over India.
After India was defeated by Bangladesh in their final Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 game on Friday, Rohit Sharma justified the choice to make significant changes to the starting XI. Since India had already advanced to the tournament’s final, they made the decision to rest seasoned players like Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj for the meaningless encounter. While Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, and Suryakumar Yadav moved to the side, youngster Tilak Varma made his ODI debut. After the game, Rohit stated that the goal was to give the cricketers some game time because it could be crucial before the ICC World Cup 2023.
“With the overall picture in mind, we wanted to give the guys some playing time. refusing to budge on how we intended to approach the game. Bring in some guys who will probably compete in the World Cup, he advised.
Shubman Gill and Axar Patel’s batting performances received nothing but praise from Rohit.
Axar batted brilliantly but was unable to complete. He displayed great character. But praise be to the bowlers from Bangladesh. The hundred by Gill was outstanding. He supports his strategy and is clear on his desired playing style. He is quite certain about what he wants to do for the group. View his performance from the previous season. Quite effective against the new ball. Gill practices every day and doesn’t have any optional practices, Rohit said as he discussed the defeat.
Axar Patel’s valiant 42 and Shubman Gill’s booming 121 runs were in vain as Bangladesh rallied to defeat India and finish their Asia Cup 2023 campaign on a high note.