In the third T20 match played between India and Afghanistan at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, a total of 424 runs were scored after 40 overs but the result of the match could be achieved in the Super Over. Afghanistan team also equaled India’s score while chasing the target in this match but could not score one more run required for victory. After this, Afghanistan scored 16 runs in the super over while the Indian team also managed to score the same number of runs in 6 balls. Now when the match was tied again, it was decided to have a super over again in which India played first and scored a total of 11 runs but this time the Afghanistan team was able to score only 1 run in which leg spinner Ravi came to bowl for India. Bishnoi finished the match with 2 wickets. After this match, head coach Rahul Dravid praised the decision of captain Rohit Sharma.
Rohit took the right decision considering the situation
In the press conference after the third match against Afghanistan, when Rahul Dravid was asked about Rohit Sharma’s decision to bowl to Ravi Bishnoi in the Super Over, he said that I think Rohit proceeded with his thinking. In such a situation, a spinner can take 2 wickets for you and this was a very good decision. This was a match where 11 runs was not a very big score when you knew that he had to make it in 6 balls and he was adept at it too. You have to get 2 wickets to stop them. He could have hit two sixes, but I think Bishnoi did brilliantly because he bowled two brilliant balls in which he also pulled the length of the ball a little. If you increase the length even a little bit, it becomes easier for the batsman to hit, that too on such a small ground. Rohit took the right decision because taking wickets is a better option than saving.
the captain had already told me
Ravi Bishnoi also said after the match about his experience of bowling in the Super Over that there was pressure at that time, your heartbeat also goes faster in such a situation, but I was confident that I would be successful in completing the task. The captain had already told me that I will bowl in this super over. I knew that if I bowled the right length, it would not be easy for him to hit me with backfoot shots. I am happy that I was successful in defending the target in the super over.
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