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- India tour of Sri Lanka – July 2021 – Sri Lankan team also won the third T20
- Sri Lanka defeated India in T20 series for the first time after defeating India by 7 wickets in the third T20.
- After losing the series, Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan said a lot, also gave knowledge to the young Sri Lankan team
In the India-Sri Lanka third T20 International match in Colombo, the Sri Lankan team defeated India by 7 wickets to win the match and the series. The Sri Lankan bowlers kept the Indian team batting first after winning the toss, as a result of which India could score only 82 runs in 20 overs losing 8 wickets. Sri Lanka, chasing the target, registered a victory losing a total of 3 wickets and also won the T20 series. Let us know what the captain of the team Shikhar Dhawan said after this embarrassing defeat.
Shikhar Dhawan was captaining the Indian cricket team for the first time. In the ODI series, Team India won the title, but when it came to the T20 series, India lost the second and third T20 matches in two consecutive days after winning the first T20. Obviously it is clear that the major reason for Team India’s defeat was the absence of senior players and the compulsion to field young players.
We decided we would stop and play the series
This weakness got further hurt when Krunal Pandya was found infected with Kovid-19 and apart from him 8 other close contact players had to go into isolation. In the end, India was left with limited options. After the defeat on Thursday, captain Shikhar Dhawan said, “It was a very difficult situation for us (fear of Kovid infection in the team) but we decided that we will stop and play the series. I learned a lot as a captain.”
Not having a long batting line-up, the pressure built up
Shikhar further said, “Last match was a close match, today was a bad day for batsmen but players will learn from it. Today we lost many wickets and Sri Lankan bowlers also bowled well. If you don’t have a long batting line-up, you come under pressure.”
Sri Lankan players sought knowledge of Gabbar
Captain Shikhar Dhawan also made a statement about playing the series in the current conditions and when the Sri Lankan young players came to take tips from Dhawan after the match, Dhawan did not disappoint anyone. Regarding this, Dhawan said, “Both the teams played cricket with great sportsmanship and it is a beautiful feeling. The Sri Lankan captain and the players wanted to know about my preparation process, so I told them, I hope to them. Would be nice to hear.”
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