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Paras Mhambrey applauds India’s bowling masterclass against Pakistan
By SMCS - Jun 12, 2024 9:30 am
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Team India’s thrilling win over Pakistan came on the back of their bowlers who performed brilliantly against Pakistan in the ongoing T20 World Cup. Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey said that considering the quality of the opposition and the change in the conditions, this can be considered as the best.

Team India
Team India

“Well, there were a couple of them. I thought in a different format. I thought the Test win in South Africa, the last game that we played in South Africa was phenomenal. But yeah, if you look at the context of the game, if you look at the tournament, the pressure, the way we handled the pressure, this was definitely very much up there in terms of the performance, fabulous performance,” Paras Mhambrey said on Tuesday.

Notably, Team India managed to defend 119 against Pakistan where Pakistan had the upper hand. However, Pakistan lost to the USA in their first game, but they were on the verge of winning and were 73 for two near the halfway stage of their innings as well. But Indian bowlers did exceptionally well in the second half of the Pakistan innings, especially in the last five overs as well. While India’s total of 119 runs was not enough they ended up winning the thriller by six runs as well.

Pakistan
Pakistan

“I thought in a game like this, especially when you have so much pressure in terms of the high intensity game, obviously the game against Pakistan is always going to be high intensity, whatever you say, it’s never going to be a normal game. When you’re batting you expect a situation where we were nicely placed to get more runs. But especially when that doesn’t happen, you know you’re defending low scores. And the only way out there is to go and bowl at your best. I think in that context, to be able to defend that score on a wicket which definitely got better was phenomenal,” Paras Mhambrey again said.

“Every individual up there did his job. That’s what we expect at this level. But everything coming together is also important. All the bowlers, the game plan came in. I think we executed our plans very well. And when that happens, the victory is sweet. You can’t take any game lightly. This is the World Cup. Every game matters. Your rhythm is important. Winning is a habit that you need to get into early. You need to get in early to perform,” he said, adding, “I think in the context of the game, every game is important. So, for us, it’s going to be like any other game. It’s like we played Pakistan, like we played Ireland (both full members of the ICC). It’s going to be a similar game for us,” Paras Mhambrey concluded.