Disappointed but we will do better in ODIs: Shastri
Disappointed but not demoralised by the thrashing India got in the Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa, Team Director Ravi Shastri promised a strong comeback in the ODI series and said the experience from recent losses would be handy during next year’s ICC World Twenty20.
The third Twenty20 between India and South Africa was called off last night without a ball being bowled because of a wet outfield, giving the Proteas a 2-0 series win.
“I’m disappointed with the result as anybody would be. We play to win. But it’s not that it will give me sleepless nights. It has taught me a lot as well going forward into the World Twenty20,” Shastri said in the press conference after the abandoned tie.
“First one was close, in the second game we were outplayed. I don’t want to give any excuses. As a <g data-gr-id="24">unit</g> we have played very little T20 cricket in bilateral series.”
India lost the first Twenty20 in <g data-gr-id="26">Dharmasala</g> despite putting up 199, while in Cuttack it was a sorry state of affairs as they recorded their lowest total at home, and the second lowest overall after being skittled out for 92.
“I would go down to one game really in Cuttack where we could have played much <g data-gr-id="28">better</g> but we just did not show up. The boys are also disappointed about it. We would have liked to have a full game here. That did not happen. There are plenty of things to learn,” Shastri said.