Indian opener KL Rahul admitted that he should not haven the DRS against Afghanistan after being given out lbw for 60. Later in the day India lost MS Dhoni lbw even when the ball was missing the leg stump, but they did not have any reviews left.
“It’s very tricky when you have just one review with you. Obviously, looking back at it, I felt like I shouldn’t have taken the review but at that time, in the middle, I felt like maybe I was struck outside and I wanted to take that chance,” Rahul said at the post-match press conference.
“Sometimes you can sit back here and review the review you took. We learn with it. The shot I played, the review that I took, I’ll have to go back and maybe if it happens again I’ll be in a better position to know. I don’t think we crumbled. When the ball starts slowing and spinning like that, it is hard for middle order batsmen to come in and get the runs going,” he added.
An elated Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan was all praise for his team after the brilliant performance. “It’s a really proud moment for my team and me. We’ve played good cricket in Asia Cup. The way we’ve finished today, I am proud. Credit goes to the guys. It’s a history for Afghanistan because we have never played such cricket before in Asia Cup,” he said.
--By A Cricket Correspondent