India emerged Asian cricket champion but has its credit to Skipper Rohit to played his role with guts and determination to bring laurels to the nation fought till last over stayed at crease to end the game in his favour.
But Asian slow pitch where batting and bowling is comparative easy task rather in cold and coastal climate and bowling gets too lethal therefore it is imperative for BCCI to have whirlwind tours of West Indies Australia England and South Africa with matches between continents champions and later world champions.
Rohit Sharma said that they played some good cricket throughout the tournament and this is a reward for that. Praises his players for handling the pressure of the final and mentions that crossing the line was a great effort.
He praised Bangladesh for batting well and putting pressure on them. Lauds his spinners for pulling things back in the middle. With a team alike captain always feel good, Rohit with a big smile on his face, thanks the crowd who came out in numbers to support India.
Bangladesh’s skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza said, they fought till last but due to the mistakes they committed while batting and fielding, they were runs short but praises his bowlers for giving their all out performance preferring Mustafizur Rahman to bowl the penultimate over.
Mortaza on last over said India were scoring almost every ball and it was important for him to keep a lid on it as he didn’t want the spinner to be charged.
Man of the Tournament, Shikhar Dhawan says that it was a fantastic tournament for him and he enjoyed the way he batted and hopes to carry on with same class and consistency. Adds that he enjoys to bat freely and in a mature way. Says that Rohit’s consistency at the top matters to him and they balance it out (by switching roles of aggressors) and congratulates his skipper for having a great Asia Cup with the bat.
Liton Das is awarded the Man of the Match for his superb knock with the bat. He must be disheartened that his maiden ODI ton has gone in a losing cause. Still, a great effort by him.