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Shubman Gill Reveals The Reason Behind India’s Loss Against Zimbabwe

Shubman Gill Reveals The Reason Behind India’s Loss Against Zimbabwe

In a surprising turn of events, the new squad of the Indian cricket team suffered a major setback in the opening T20 match against Zimbabwe in Harare today. Ravi Bishnoi’s brilliant effort went in vain as he picked up four wickets, Washington Sundar picked up 2 wickets that were crucial in restricting Zimbabwe to a score of 115/9 in 20 overs but the Indian batting unit struggled as they kept falling to regular dismissals, eventually going into the score for just 102 runs.

After a disappointing 13-run defeat, Indian skipper Shubman Gill expressed displeasure with his team’s fielding performance. He also shouldered his own responsibility, admitting that the early loss after his dismissal severely dampened India’s chances and they should have been played with composure while chasing the target.

Shubman Gill said: “We bowled pretty well, we let ourselves down in the field. We were not up to standard and everyone looked a bit rusty. We spoke about taking time and enjoying our batting but it didn’t pan out that way. Halfway through we had lost 5 wickets, would’ve been best for us if I stayed there till the end, very disappointed with the way I got out and the rest of the match panned out. There was a bit of hope for us but when you’re chasing 115 and your no.10 batter is out there, you know something is wrong.”

Sikandar Raza played a key role in his side’s win

In contrast, Zimbabwe captain Sikandar Raja expressed happiness over his team’s victory. Despite that not being a great batting pitch, the Zimbabwean batsmen showed their skills, asserting that they showed their performance with the bat, and then restricting the Indian batters in a low-scoring match.

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Sikandar Raza starred for Zimbabwe. (Credit: Twitter)

Sikandar Raza said: “Feel really happy about the win. Need to take one game at a time. The job is not done, series is not over. World champions play like world champions so we need to be ready for the next game. This isn’t a wicket where you get bowled out for 115. Credit to the bowlers of both sides. Clearly an indication we need to up our skills.

I said I don’t care about the result as long as we could be true to the crowd and changing room, we had our plans, we stuck to it and we backed our guys. Our catching and ground fielding was amazing but we did make some errors, shows there’s room for improvement. We knew the fans would lift us up and give us energy, credit to them, it helped us.”

This unexpected loss highlighted India’s change for tactical efficiency and flexibility under pressure, especially in the absence of key major players. Zimbabwe, by contrast, celebrated a well-deserved victory, highlighting their ability to exploit home advantage and control their game plan well against formidable opposition.

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