Indian cricket team lost the first T20I encounter against New Zealand in Ranchi on Friday. Chasing 177 runs, the host’s top batting order collapsed like a deck of cards and only managed to score 155/9 in 20 overs.
But good news came in the match for the Indian team that their young rising all, rounder Washington Sundar scored 50 runs off 28 balls with the help of 5 fours and 3 elegant sixes, along with an impressive knock of Suryakumar Yadav’s 47 runs off 34 deliveries with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes. But these knock wasn’t enough to chase down the total. Sundar also performed really well in the bowling with the brilliant figure of 2/22 in four overs.
After talking to the media about the match, Sundar was asked by a reporter if there needed to be a change in the batting order. Just after that, Sundar made a counter-question. “Do you think any change is needed? Do you think so?” Sundar asked.
After this, the reporter replied that he feels changes are needed in the team. After that Indian all-rounder stated that one game couldn’t change everything, it happens, and all 22 players can’t perform well in a single game.
“All of them have got so many runs in T20s. Can one game change everything? If you don’t get your favorite biryani in one restaurant, will you never go there again? It’s just one day. It happens. It’s a sport. All 22 players cannot perform. All of them have done well to get to this stage, and they keep doing well,” Sundar explained.
“It happens in a game. Even NZ collapsed in Raipur. It doesn’t mean they changed anything in their top order. For such things, we will have to be patient. This management is calm and patient as long as we learn from mistakes. Going forward, we are going to be very strong, ” Sundar added.
The Indian team will look forward to the second T20I of the series on 29th January in Lucknow.