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Hello everyone, you're watching Pitch Battle. I'm your host Indra Neil. Today we have India versus Bangladesh T20 World Cup match. You know, whenever that Bangladesh team comes to my mind, I'm reminded often about that 2007 encounter which we lost by 5 wickets in Port of Spain. I can't, can't sort of rub it out of my memory and what happened in on that day. Bangladesh, of course, it's a big side as much as we think they are at home. But when when they come and play the ICC events, especially against India and Sri Lanka, they are a different beast. They have done well over the years. They pushed the opposition, which is India and they have done it time and again. So this time again we are expecting some sort of battle between bat and ball and that's what cricket makes it interesting. Why people got bored in the US because it was one sided. Why people got bored? Probably not bored. And I have to correct myself. When IPL happened, so many runs were scored. I don't know what happened then, but when it's an equal battle between bat and ball really that that's the moment we want to capture as a fan, as a journalist, as non local, whosoever is watching the game today, tonight it's going to be Bangladesh versus II versus Bangladesh, whichever is the right way. But to take the discussion forward, we have joined by Avinash and Shakya. Welcome gentlemen, thank you. Zara Bangladesh, Bangladesh 2007. I can't, I can't forget that that day when we lost by 5 wickets, we went all out by 191 or something and they they rounded up the match at the loss of like 5 wickets. Something of that sort of happened. And but you know, Bangladesh is a scary side. Avinash, you know, come to think of it, I'm, I'm really skeptical. I'm really worried they can't do anything. We have won matches, if I'm not mistaken, at home at the Panda delivered that over. Dhoni was the captain, remember? Yes, Chinnaswami. I mean, yes, yeah, it was. I mean, they are a good side. Yeah, yeah. Even last T20 World Cup when we faced them Dada we we set a stiff target of 180 plus. And then the way Litan Das gave the start to the Bangladesh team, eventually the match was decided via DLS and India ended up winning that game. But even in that game, it was not sided affair. Bangladesh have been giving some tough competition to India. They might not have been able to cross the final hurdle but they are the sides who cannot be taken lightly in any means. So team India will have to be cautious. Once again though, Bangladesh are coming on the back of a defeat and India on a role. But you never really know what will happen in the T20 format. It's a lottery format and one wrong decision or one good over might turn the match upside down. South, definitely Bangladesh are a team to look out for. Yes, they have not been able to live up to the reputation that they have carved. They everywhere now and then. They are only able to pull off a couple of upsets, nothing more. But when it comes to India, as you rightly mentioned, when it comes to India, Sri Lanka, they are a different beast. Absolutely, Shakya, you know, talk about momentum, shifting gear gears from one. I mean, you know, I mean, the way things happen in T20 game one, one ball can change the entire course of the match and it's so short. And that's why, you know, a lot of smaller teams come into the equation so easily. And and the fact that so many people are playing. So I mean, that many leagues across the world. So the competition, the marginal error is really less. Your thoughts on that? And now how do you see Bangladesh as an opposition for India tonight? Yeah, T20 is the one of the reasons why I believe the the ICC and all the associations have embraced T20 is because of what you're talking about, the fact that things can change. The things can change in a very in a very quick moment. And and that's what's happened so far. Look at the number of teams that have done well. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, USA, Scotland was in contention for a short while in this tournament. In fact, a lot of teams have punched above their weight in this particular T20 World Cup. And, and I see the T20 format growing and growing because it is something which is allowing the newer teams, newer and younger teams to come through. As far as Bangladesh is talking about, I have, you know, heard the discussion that's been going on right now. The 2007 match that we played, we lost that game. But one of the good things that came, one of the things that came out of that game was in the next one year, India moved on to a younger limited oversight. Some of the seniors, they didn't, they were gradually phased out. You can't say they were dropped. Their very respected players like Rahul Dravid and Saurav Ganguly, but they were gradually phased out is what you can see. And we moved to a set of younger players. And I see with this at the end of this T20 World Cup, there are parallels. We are going to see some of the older people being phased out of the T20 format after this tournament. And but I genuinely, I mean, I mean, Bangladesh is a Bangladesh is a, is a team that can't be taken lightly. They've been around for a while. They've not done justice to their potential. And but of course, when it comes to facing India, there is a different energy. That's their guess because we are, we are neighbouring countries. Therefore, everybody wants to gets motivated when it's when it's coming to playing India, especially Bangladesh and the India, Pakistan rivalry is well known. But still I would say the way India's playing in this tournament, we have some big names have not delivered. But I think India will probably start favourites because our middle order seems to be in good shape and our bowling is has been delivering throughout. So, yeah, I mean, I hope, I hope today is not a repeat of 2007. No, no, no, no way, man. I have to. Then we have to starve, you know, I mean, we won't eat dinner. We'll be so sad that happens. It not not even in our we can we can think of. In fact, my memory of an India, Bangladesh, India, Bangladesh encounter goes back to 2005 the the fateful day of December 25 when Bangladesh defeated India two. I was in school, I was in school, I was watching the game and India, I mean, they just surrendered against Bangladesh in that ODI, the second ODI. And it was the first time that that they lost the match against Bangladesh Ms. Dhoni debut series. And he also couldn't do well in that match was run out. So a lot of memories of Bangladesh, I mean, upsetting India that day because the, that Indian side was studded with all the greats of the game. I mean, there was Sourav Ganguly, there was Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and everybody else was there. But that was the day with which I think more than the the the 2007, the defeat. I that memory of 2005 loss is still fresh in my mind because on that day I was not in a mood to digest the fact that India are going to have they have they have lost it true. That was one one day. I mean, I, I for me, it's 2005, 2007 World Cup match. I mean, I can't get over that. But Shakya, I mean, looking at the way I mean, we've spoken about in our last on our last show also that Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, they've become a talking point once again because they're not scoring. And that's that's the only two position which is fixed otherwise and Ishap and also to some extent. So are we expecting something worthwhile coming from their back because they havent contributed so consistently. How do you see these two stalwarts are going to take this game? I mean what's the way forward for them right now? Bangladesh before we face Australia, I don't know. I mean something happens to our team when we see that theologist, we've spoken about it again and again. But your thoughts how these two openers who have failed to give a good start and a lot of people are writing, we are the first one probably discuss yesterday that. Its a concern. Its a its a huge concern. You don't get a good start. How do you expect team to win? I mean, whenever we have done well, everything, it's not about middle order. It's also about getting a good start, getting a flying start and your your thoughts. Shakya you know, how do you think they will cope with this? Indranil I do think a concession should be made in this particular tournament because of the surfaces on which they're being played. And even yesterday, a player like Josh Butler, who's a who's as good at T20 batter there is, he made 17 of 20 balls, which could have been costly, which eventually ended up being costly to England. And we don't know, it could cost England qualification as well. So when you have batting up till #8 it may not necessarily be the number of runs you're making, but the speed at which you're making those runs because eventually everyone needs to get that that much amount of time. Rohit Sharma still has a ghost because of the innings he played in the 2022 semi final. But I won't be concerned about the number of runs they make. I would be, as you're rightly saying, if they can give a good start and if you can get to about 15 in the first six or sixteen in the first six, I think that'll be good enough. And you know, if you lose a wicket along the way, that's fair, that's fine. But I my concern would be a runner ball. My concern would be like like what Josh Butler made 17 of 20. That's not the kind of innings that you would want any of these two people to play. But again, Bangladesh has on the surfaces that this tournament is being played. Left arm seam has been troublesome for Rohit Sharma and a little bit to Virat Kohli as well. They've and they've tied, they've tied them up. You know that they've its not just been wickets, its also you know, its also the number of dot balls. And today Mustafizur Rahman, who's a very, very skilled bowler in in this format on these pitches, they're going to be up against him and Mustafizur Rahman has a good record against Rohit Sharma. So again, I would say like definitely they need they need to handle them. To me, he will be the main threat because I think India has has been doing fine against other bowling. Left arm pace throughout the tournament has been a bit of a concern for India and Mustafizur Rahman will be someone who they'll need to watch out for. But but still if I would be more concerned if you're not making the big scores, I mean Rohit and Virat, its OK, don't make a 50. But you know even if you can make a 30 or 20 balls or a 35, whatever, something in that with that strike rate, I'll take that because in the team score has got to be be the priority. Absolutely. We have really sort of taken up a very good point. I remember when this generation of cricketers, you remember, you remember last year when Kilak Varma was batting with Hardik Pandya and he was on the verge of scoring of 50 and Hardik Pandya deliberately ensured that he doesn't get his fifty and everyone sort of started rolling Hardik. But at this point of view was very simple. When you're playing, you're playing for your team. No matter what happens, you've seen it time and again. That generation of cricketers where Virat Kohli was there, Such a number made a lot of difference. But here it's not about your ranch, it's about how much steam going to score, how much is good you be, how much your team is going to benefit through your score. That is the main point. And I can see that shift despite these two stalwarts being there were great numbers. I can see that sudden shift, you know, not playing, not bothered about what people say. You know, I mean, the rest of the game would really cost Rishabh Pant. This is being that reverse sweep to a straight balls directed towards stumps. But all that is happening because cricket has changed so much. But and so as the attitude, the mental conditioning has changed so much and people want to play for that team membership on the way he's playing. I mean, ask your thoughts how, how this you can? Can you, can you sense it? I can sense it very well that Don't worry if you get out, but go for the shots. Jao Jakim absolutely bill maro. We have seen there's a very popular dialogue in Naya India. It is all coming from that school of thought. Actually, the game has also evolved a lot and we've seen over the years what's been happening. And let us go back to the 2016 India and West Indies semi finals in the Mumbai. What happened there? India was better side, they scored good runs. But the difference W Indies created not just in the in the semi finals, even in the finals was that they were hitting sixes and that was the difference. So if you're scoring boundaries, you are even if you are not playing, taking, rotating the strike, which Virat Kohli and Dhoni did very well. They were rotating the strike. But when you have potential big hitters in the side who can explode right from the start, and I mean, they just lay the entire bowling lineup. I mean make it look so nimble and feeble. So that is the shift that we have seen in world cricket but not in Indian cricket with the likes of Rishab Panther, Surya Kumar Yadav to an extent and now also the the likes of Tilak Varmas, Abhishek Sharmas who will be into the spray in the next couple of years, Rinku sings. And these are all fearless cricketers. They are not concerned about the wickets that they are playing on. Also the the personal milestones. At times, they just keep it aside and look at contributing for the team. It's a team game. You will not be awarded or rewarded for the individual performances. Yes, you'll be hailed but at the end of the day, what we are witnessing is there's a drought of a trophy in the Indian teams cabinet for the last 11 years and it's because we have always been keeping personal milestones above the team efforts. So unless and until I mean it's not just about the players. I mean players might not be thinking on those lines but actually it's the fans and the spectators and the expectations of the Indian cricket fans as such that OK Virat Police should score runs no matter what, Rohit Sharma should score runs no matter what, our Hardik Pandya, it's XYZ. So this thirst, this hunger for the an individual players performance should just satiate and and only then can we graduate to the next level. Luckily for us, fortunately for us, the younger generation doesn't think the way this generation used to think. So that's a shift. We are what we're testing and it is good for the game that the likes of Rishabh Pant and others, they are just playing some selfless games. So true. I mean, how often have you seen these printers coming and doing stuff for for themselves, paying for those numbers And when you actually talk to them and say, no, no, no, I don't pay for any number. I pay for the team. I want the team to benefit. But if you look back and turn the history pages, you'll only see them benefiting more than and the fact that we have not because of this attitude, we have never played on knockout matches as a team. It's not about how much you're contributing to your overall stats. Its the I mean that's the the hallmark and that's the main thing on the basis of which you can win ICC tournaments. That hasn't happened because you've never turned up as a team on big days. This is one more opportunity because this generation we phased out if we don't win, if we win, I don't know what happens. I mean they should sort of and no one wants to go away from T20 cricket because that's the mark market driven force. They want to be seen playing for India that so that it helps their paycheck in IPL. All that is interlinked Shakya. So how do you want to explain that phenomena which is the fact paycheck which you need that's why you don't want to give up that easily. Yeah, it's it's it's it's not it's not ideal. It's really not ideal because you'll see them in other countries. People retire from formats and whether you're good enough or not good enough. But here we don't hear it. We hear whenever a player is retired, they've retired from all formats. You'll never hear a player saying I'm retired from X form, from one format or we have retired from this form and certainly nobody retires from T20 cricket. We've not even Cheteshwar Puchara who'll never play AT20 matches, still not said that I'm not available for limited overs cricket. So we don't hear this in India, but and of course that IPL, that IPL did comes into the comes into the picture and we will see what happens. We will see what happens next year. But yes, there's got to be a churn at the end of this tournament. It's, it's inevitable. And, and, but what are you talking about? Individual milestones? I, I believe the fans know it. The fans may make more of it than what what actually goes on. You were a witness to it, Indranil, in 2004. You were in, you were in Pakistan when Sachin Tendulkar was declared, when they declared on such, when he was on 194 and there was a huge tamasha that happened that why did Rahul Dravid declare on 194. So. But I don't know if that made what Sachin Tendulkar was thinking of. He made one statement. I am disappointed but I don't think we should have read too much into it. But there was so much chaos that broke out between Sachin Tendulkars fans and Rahul Dravids fans. And similarly, this keeps going on. But you know, you, you recently saw in in the 2011 World Cup, which we won, Gautam Gambhir got out for 97. He's never we've not really ever heard him complaining about about why he he's himself not complained about why he didn't get the 100. If he got it, he got it when India won the match. And then we won that Multan match as well. But but yes, it's a, it's a habit that should change. It's definitely a habit that should change and and. Even now in T20 cricket, I would definitely, you know, look at a 40 or 25 balls over A50 or 45 balls. I think that does something that it is changing. It is definitely changing in India. Maybe we shall see what is changing because in next 10 days we will get to know or less than 10 days we will get to know who the actually the real champion of T20. But you know, that is also there. I mean, the fact that every year we have an ICC event, the ICC event used to come once in four years. I mean, as you know that had that, that being a champion used to soak inside, you will be up against your world champions. That feeling has gone somehow because ICC at some level was trying to compete with IPLICC. Obviously, you know fought against IPL at some point of time. It was then chairman Shazam Munaru fought his way and he said no and other countries didn't want to support IPL. But today what IPL is because of the support they got from other countries, South Africa, Australia, England. England initially didn't play IPL but now they have started getting players from England. So which is an amazing thing because the money power is is quite remarkable. But coming back to what we are seeing right now in the team, what else do you think would be inside the minds of the team management? How can they approach differently to make it really clinical because you only playing these matches? I know there won't be any problem in these kind of games. Only problems we have is when we have to out die games. Last time we were able to get past that semi final spot into the final and then we crushed in the final. So this time we're expecting similar conditions like we have in Chennai. The ball is not coming up. That's that in that fashion coming that easily to the bat. You've seen we have mostly stroke makers but then you have Rishabh Pant who is really showing us the way. I want to talk about Rishabh because Avinash is waiting for the ball and when you wait for the ball you can really play well. He's rather than rushing to the ball. He's reacting so well to the ball, which is all like him and on a slow weekend you have to play that waiting game and Rishabh is doing that. You know he's transferring the way transfer with little footwork going up forward, coming back, rocking back when the ball is pit shot is is quite a treat in the way. That's the bat bringing in Newtons law. You know every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The speed at which the bat goes up, it comes down with a much larger and the stronger speed. Rishabh is really lighting up this World Cup for India and for people who are watching. He'll bring in some element of excitement when he's on the crease, isn't it? Yeah, definitely. And our, I mean, and we are always on, on tenter ropes of what's going to happen on the next delivery which Rishabh Pant is facing. And that's the beauty of T20 format. And Rishabh Pant certainly has added a fresh element. I mean, there's a template in the way every Indian batter plays, but that's not the case with Rishab Panth and even Surya Kumar Yadav, the way he plays, he, he has this outrageous shots in his rapporteur. But Rishab Panth every, I mean, every time you he's on the pitch, on the crease and on strike, you will always be wondering that, OK, we, we keeping our fingers crossed. He plays it well. He hates it out of the park and so does the opposition as well. They he's also pushing them on the back foot, always forcing them to go for a Plan B because he's the one who's always throwing their plan plans out of the out of care. So definitely Rishabh Pant is making the difference. But now I would want Rishabh Pant to also sort of prove that he can play a long innings in in T28 eyes. I mean, the the K news that he's making, it's just commendable. But just imagine that if he just stays at the crease and faces like 50 deliveries. I mean, if a batter of Rishabh pans caliber faces 50 deliveries, which it would also mean that he's making 120 or 130 odd runs. And that is the kind of a knock I want to see from Rishabh Pants because, yes, he's a victriolic batter. You never know what will happen on the next ball that he faces. But if he just stays in the middle a little longer than he's spending, I mean, sky is the limit. There's a sky in the team. But for Rishabh Pant, it could be sky. The limit. No, but you know, the best part of the story is that when you when you when you started, you want to hit the ball. When you want to hit the ball, you have you can you There's always a possibility of getting out. Yeah, someone other day told me. He said, I know you can't Get Me Out. I said, OK, A young cricketer said you can't Get Me Out. I said, OK, it's possible because he and I told him. I replied, he I replied it replied back to him. I said you also can't Get Me Out and he said how come I said I will not get out? That's it. If I don't play, if I become a strokeless wonder, obviously I won't get out. But if you're playing strokes, you're taking that chances and the deal here is to stay there without getting out. And he's not scared of getting out. That generation of cricketers is over. I remember 2012 when Indian team where Indian team was storing Australia and Rahul Rabbit was getting bold through his baton pad. And I wrote an opportunity kind of a piece as Rover for Rahul Rabbit. But today's generation of a batsman, get out, bowl, next match, he'll come in and finish you, completely destroy you. And that's the generation we're talking about you every day. You know, you just go out there, perform, delete that that that performance you've done for your team and then move on. And how fast you can move on will sort of ensure your good days. And as it is, is very tough to be consistent in T20. But that energy, that intent, won't you believe, I mean you won't believe that when Rishabh took the first run he played for against Punjab, I think first match of the IPL and the way he ran, it was a little notch on the on side. And the way he ran, I knew it there and then. I didn't know. I didn't know that he's going to keep wickets. I knew he's come, he's arrived. The show was arrived the big stage once again and same Rishab fund has become such an important part was not even a regular keeper in 19 World Cup with 2221, the team management backing him and we are also hearing from a lot of people. Gautam Gambhir, if he becomes the coach, Rishabh is going to be the man who's going to be the real boss and start out with T20 captaincy. Your thoughts? Rishabh Pant, the way he's playing, he's carrying India. Do you see him as a captain of T20IN future Shakya? Yes, I do. I do see him as the as a cap, as a potential captain. There are many but but things that you know about Rishab that throughout his career has impressed me and definitely in the last three years is that he's a he's a, he's actually a big match player. He actually someone who rises to the occasion when it really matters. He's done it in Test cricket. We are yet to see that in limited overs, but this could be that tournament and the kind of form he's carrying, this could be that tournament. We saw that in the Border Gavaskar Trophy in 2000 and 22,000 and 21. He, he came to the, he played a brilliant innings against South Africa in the final Test. Unfortunately, India could not defend 240 and they should have because, but you know, he played a, he made 100 against England in the last Test match of the Test series when England chased down 370. Sometimes he's an ordinary of control, but he always plays well in big matches. And again, you know, we had a discussion about Jasprit Bumrah being a decisive factor. Rishabh Pant will also be a decisive factor in this tournament because not only was the way he plays, but because he's that one person who is fearless, as has already been described. And he doesn't so far appear to have that fear of big match. Big match fear is not there and I'm sure he can not fearful of getting out. He doesn't want doesn't mind getting out. He's delivered in big matches and I'm I'm hopeful. I'm hopeful this is the moment. And you know, this he has an amazing story the way he's come back from that near fatal accident. And this could be a great comeback story, one of the comeback story for the ages if, you know, he can lead India to if India goes on to win the title. And, you know, he plays a pivotal role in that. What a story that will be. So, yeah, I mean, Rishabh Pant for me, Yeah, he's he's again also captaincy material for sure going forward. No, I, I, I can visualize the way you spoke about it. Rishabh carrying the trophy more than more than the trophy, just taking a victory lap after India win would win the T20 World Cup and Rishab would say, oh, this is the best moment of my life after what I've gone through a few years ago. And then I would put the Gabba test as my second most memorable innings of my life. I can imagine we should doing that And he does it so easily and that's he's the only saving race we have in this team. And someone who's going to play for India in all formats for next 10 years thankfully. And he's that's why he's the captain material. It's not L Rahul because of his fitness concern. It's not Hardik Pandya because it's this concern. It's not just with boom. Rahul doesn't have that many years like Rishab as Rishab is the guy who's going to take this generation of cricketers forward in all formats. Fearlessness, technique has got a lot of time. I mean, look at, I remember South Africa last time, not this previous South African tour, he scored 100 and everyone struggled and, and in that tour, I think Virat had left captaincy and Virat and, and Rishab had had 100 in that, that series. I remember, Oh my God, he had so much time. I mean, you could easily make out Virat Kohli batting, making a lot of effort and was playing well also. But Rishab was effortless. And when we do things effortlessly, it, it becomes quite natural and the flow comes very comes to you very, very naturally. You don't have to worry. And that's what Rishab is stands for us right now in front of us, right, right. I mean, I mean, Ash, how do you want to see that Rishab pan story? It's I mean, if India actually end up winning this tournament, definitely it would be the story of the tournament for for India should be Rishab pan. Because let's be very honest, the player who's creating a lot of difference about India, it has to be Rishab Pan. It has to be disappoint. Sorry. Yeah, let's talk about the 2023 World Cup final. I mean, we I mean, we ended up losing because we lacked the player of Rishabhans caliber. Had it been not like this, we would have easily scored 300. And even Pat Cummings had agreed that 300 would not have been an easy target to chase. And of course we saw what KL Rahul did. We talked about, we criticized what Suri Kumar Yadav did. But then in that game, a player like Rishab Panth was clearly missed. And in fact, a lot of people were actually started saying had it been Dhoni, things would have been different. We would have ended up scoring a lot, many runs that we actually did because of the fact that Ms. Dhoni was the man who used to create a lot of difference in big matches for India. And yes, we've seen what Rishab Panth had been doing for India whenever there was a crunch match beat, GABA Test beat in the South Africa, like you mentioned, meeting the WTC finals, wherever Team India needed him, he was there and he actually ended up delivering. He's he has this strong mental fortitude and that makes him a special player. And we needed a special player like Rishab Panth on, on that fateful evening in on November 19th at Narendra Modi Stadium. Unfortunately, we didn't have Rishab Panth back then. We are lucky to have a Rishabh Pant here. And hopefully the entire team just I mean, we are all talking about why they should be winning it for I mean, there was a a big call the team India that team India should win this World Cup for Virat Kohli. He scored fifty hundreds as well. Now he's completed a big milestone, surpassed the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, established him as one of the greatest white ball players the game has ever witnessed. But, and even now we've seen people talking about, OK, let's win it this time for Kohli and Rohit because it's probably their last T20 World Cup, could be even their last ICC event in the white ball format. But for me, it should be about the player like Rishabh Pant because the way he's come back, the way he's performing, the way he's carrying himself and we've seen him just mature a lot in even in the IPL and the con. Earlier, we used to see or watch a witty, chirpy Rishabh Pant behind the stumps who used to call give spade a spade to the likes of Tim Paines and the rest. But now we see a much mature Rishabh Pant who's giving some vital suggestions. And I mean, the lives of Akshar Patel's and Kuldeep Yadavs are going Gaga over Rishabh for giving some vital tips from behind the stumps, keeping the faith of a captain alive. And then even if they are going for runs, not picking up wickets. So that speaks volumes about the the character this cricketer has developed over the years. So definitely he's matured enough. He's looking, he's not just a potential. I think he's the best choice you can have as the captain of the Indian side across all formats going forward. Truly, Sir, truly, Sir. And, and, and what is remarkable is when you look at Surya, they, they are well suited to play on, on wickets where the ball comes. But Rishabh is 1 cricketer of this generation who can play on slow wickets, can score runs on on wickets where the ball is not coming. He can of course hammer any bowling on a on a pitch where the ball is coming nice to the back. So he's an all rounder batter in that way. And also I believe that he's he's kind of a play. I mean, the likes of Suri Kumar Yadavs or Jasprit Bumrahs, I mean, these are the players who should not be burdened with the responsibility of the captains. Let them play freely. I mean, if the the burden of a captaincy also falls upon upon their shoulder, we might not see the same Suri Kumar Yadav that we we see. Takes example the case of Jasprit Bumrah in that England Test. I mean he's a different bowler when he plays without any added baggage. But in that contest, he just looked the mere shadow of himself. He was hardly picking up wickets. Bowling was not able to bowl the right lines in the areas. So definitely the pressure of captaincy also tends to do a lot than the pitches and the conditions with the player's mind. Your closing thoughts, Shakya, before we run the show. Yeah, like I, I feel this tournament and, and we've started with it and saying I, I unfortunately believe there is a fan base in India and there are also people who write about it as well that its, that they would be OK if their favorite players make a number of runs and, and the team doesn't win. I I hope that comes to an end because I think the way this T20 World Cup is going, it may not if you its more about how you're contributing to the total to the team effort than than your personal milestones. And I feel this, that if even if Rohit and Virat don't end up having very good tournaments from here forward, they they may, they may recover. But if India does well, its all right. I mean, I would take I would take a team win over over personal achievements. And I think from 1:00 to 11:00, we have a reasonably good side. Maybe that that one spot of Shivam Dubey has to be looked into, but I I hope even Shivam Dubey comes good. These pitches haven't been easy for batters and, and we have probably found a solution of coping on them. But let's see all the best to our match today. We could seal as our last four berths by winning today and and after that, the tournament starts. I mean, knockouts is where the is is where it all decides what kind of a tournament where we'll be judged. But no. So the message is quite clear team was well, I mean, just message is quite clear team before self and there is nothing beyond that. And thanks a lot Abhinash Shakya for coming and throwing the light. This essence of playing this game. It's it's not about being a batter or a bowler doing stuff for yourself. It's been it's about being a match winner. The team can a champion side is a side which has match winner in every individual. 11 are match winners. Anyone can come and turn it around for his team. And that's what really is all about. Thanks a lot guys. And pitch battle is really picking up picking a lot of momentum. Momentum is is equal to force into acceleration. We have enough force also and accelerating quite well and thanks to Newtons law cricket and every bit of cricket in Newtons law is being used. It's a science completely. And then you have the mental side of it. Cricket is really interesting in many ways than than and in many ways, I mean not not only one particular reason why it's such a wonderful game. We love, love so much. Thanks a lot guys and keep watching Pitch Battle and see you soon.

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