Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

India have made it to the final of the Asia Cup after beating strong opponents like arch-rival Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the Men in Blue drew criticism after getting defeated by weaker Bangladesh in the last game of the Super Four at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday.

India made four changes in the squad bringing in Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammed Shami, and Prasidh Krishna in the XI. However, the move didn’t pay much result as Tilak was dismissed for a single-digit score, while Suryakumar missed out on yet another opportunity to make his case stronger in the 50-over format.

India’s promising batter Shubman Gill smashed his fifth ODI ton, albeit it caame in a losing cause. Gill remained firm at one end as India kept losing wickets from the other. He was eventually dismissed by Mahedi Hasan in the 44th over for 121.

After the match, Gill admitted that it should have been him, who should have taken the team home.

“Sometimes, there is so much adrenaline when you are batting, you miscalculate. It was a miscalculation on my part,” said Gill.

“But when I got out and there was a lot of time left, and if I would have batted not that aggressive then we should have gotten over the line. But these are learnings, and fortunately this game wasn’t the final,” he added.