We have lost many close matches from the point of winning and it happened a lot against India – Mehidy Hasan
Bangladesh all-rounder Mehidy Hasan said on Wednesday that they have “overcome the barrier” that kept them from winning close games against India while Bangladesh obtained their second successive ODI series triumph over India after earning a five-run win in the second game.
Bangladesh all-rounder Mehidy Hasan said on Wednesday that they have “overcome the barrier” that kept them from winning close games against India.
Bangladesh obtained their second successive ODI series triumph over India after earning a five-run win in the second game of the three-match series, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday.
“We have lost many close matches from the point of winning and it happened a lot against India. After winning these two matches I feel we have crossed a barrier (that prevented us from crossing the line against them),”Mehidy told reporters at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday.
“The barrier was probably gone in the last game and all of us played well and we are hoping that we will do well in the coming days. There is an opportunity (to clean sweep them) and we cannot relax even though we have won the series. Every game is important for us,”he added.
Mehidy, who hit his maiden ODI ton and has been instrumental in this series win, said that he is ecstatic to do well against India.
“This is a big thing for me and India is a big team, and performing well against India will always give you satisfaction,”
“I was not thinking that I will have to do it. The best thing is that we have won the series against India for the second time and we played according to the situation.”
Mehidy expressed that Bangladesh, at the back end, was prepared for Rohit Sharma, who didn’t open but rather came in to bat at No 9 owing to an injury and nearly won the game for India.
“We were mentally prepared that Rohit Sharma might come to bat and we had planned around how to bowl against him. At the end of the day, you have to pick wickets. It must be said that he batted well and his batting was a positive for them but overall, I think our bowlers did well,”said Mehidy.
“There was a partnership and it can always happen. Despite everything, we did well to overcome it. Mustafizur bowled outstandingly while Ebadot, Shakib Bhai, and Nasum bowled well. I had a cramp so could not bowl but (Mahmudullah) Riyad Bhai helped bowl my three-four overs.”