Besides Virat Kohli’s return to form, the Indian team doesn’t have much to celebrate from their Asia Cup performance.
After a top-notch performance in the group stage, two consecutive defeats in the Super 4 round saw the Rohit Sharma-led side crash out of the tournament.
It was the first major assignment for current head coach Rahul Dravid, who will now prepare for the all-important ICC T20 World Cup, which starts next month.
The 49-year-old, in conversation with Sanjay Manjrekar, reflected on India’s ouster from the tournament and said that he doesn’t want to overreact.
“T20 is a game of small margins. We lost both matches in the last over. It was so close that the results could have also been in our favor.”
“I feel we should have won at least one of the two games. Nevertheless, the team will learn from the exit.”
Dravid further discussed the impact of injuries on the team. He said that a couple of injuries and illness means your whole balance goes for a toss.
He defended the team and said, ” Two losses don’t mean we are a terrible team. We have played good cricket for over 8-9 months and will continue doing so.”