|| CF Correspondent ||
Fortune Barishal skipper Tamim Iqbal said that his teammates need to enjoy the game rather losing their sleep over it.
Barishal lost two games in three matches they played so far in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup as their Gazi Group Chattogram put up a collective effort to secure their straight third win in the Bangabandhu Twenty20 Cup as they defeated Fortune Barishal by 10 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday.
Chasing 152, Barishal again opted with their makeshift opener Mehedi Hasan along with Tamim Iqbal but the pair could not last long as Mehedi got dismissed for 13 runs.
Barishal had hopes of chasing the total as long as Tamim was on the crease, but after his dismissal in the 11th over after a run-a-ball 32, Barishal lost their way in the chase.
The rest of the batting line-up couldn’t keep up with the climbing run-rate as Barishal lost their second game in three matches.
‘’The thing is that we have to enjoy the game without bothering about the results. We had a difficult first game and we came back well after that but today we lost again. I’m certain we learned something from this since the game was never too far away from us. The two wickets were crucial when Mustafizur got Irfan out and after two good deliveries Hridoy got out too. I think we needed to bat smarter at that time,’’ Tamim was quoted after the loss against Chattogram on Monday.
‘’Obviously, I think getting out for 20-30 runs is a crime, especially in T20. We played enough deliveries to understand wicket. As I said, it wasn’t the best wicket to bat on but I think either me or Afif should have finished the match. We were the experienced ones in the side and should have taken the responsibility of winning the match,’’ he said.
‘’I felt that they started very well and we came back well after that. The wicket wasn’t great for batting and at the end of the day we gave away 15 runs in excess. The dropped catches became important too and then the three sixes in an over. We had to pay for those,’’ he said.
‘’We are playing a game and the players can’t be blamed as it's part of the game. We lost wickets regularly after a good start with the bat. The wickets of Hridoy and Afif, in particular, were important since at that time the game was in our hands,’’ he added.