T20 World Cup 2024

Tanzim just outplayed us, says Paudel

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 14:48 সোমবার, 17 জুন, 2024

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Nepal captain Rohit Paudel praised Bangladesh pacer Tanzim Sakib for his exceptional bowling in their last group stage match, stating that 'Tanzim outplayed them'.

Tanzim returned a stunning figure taking four wickets conceding only seven runs with two maidens in his four overs which helped the Tigers seal the match.

Rohit also revealed the altercation between him and Sakib. Rohit said the pacer tried to fire him up by asking him to go after his bowling, but he just told him to return to the mark and keep bowling.

"No, I think Tanzim bowled really well. Especially he, I would say he outplayed us with the new ball. He bowled really well because the wicket was very challenging. And I think he bowled in right areas. And he asked difficult questions to us. So, there's nothing between us. Just he came and he told me to hit. And I said, go and bowl. Nothing else," said Paudel.

Nepal were folded by 85 runs while chasing a meagre 107 runs, Paudel believes their batters failed to step up as a batting unit on the day.

"We bowled really well throughout the tournament and I think as a batting unit we didn't step up. Especially I think Bangladesh bowled really well and I think as a batting unit we batted really poor. There's no shame to accept that and as a top order batsman we could have taken that responsibility and scored that 107 runs. I think as a batting unit we failed," said Paudel.