No Pressure From The Management, It’s A Bilateral Series: Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal doesn’t think the Indian players are under any kind of pressure despite the unexpected defeat in the first T20I against Bangladesh.

Chahal insists the only thing that the team management has conveyed to the players is that they don’t have to “repeat their mistakes”.

“There’s no pressure from the management. It is a bilateral three-match series and not a knockout competition. They just tell us that we must not repeat our mistakes.” Chahal was quoted saying ahead of the second match of the series.

Bangladesh have come into the T20I series against India without two of their key players, Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. While Shakib has been banned by the ICC, Tamim is in Bangladesh with his pregnant wife.

People were wondering if Bangladesh would be able to put up a fight to India in the absence of Tamim and Shakib, but the Tigers not only put up a fight in Delhi, they ended up beating India, much to the shock of the home fans.

Yuzvendra Chahal is, however, not of the view that Bangladesh is a weak side just because Tamim and Shakib are not there.

According to Chahal, Bangladesh still have experienced players in the squad in the form of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah and they can perform well even without two of their maestros.

“We are not seeing Bangladesh as a weak team just because Shakib and Tamim are not there. They are a good team and are giving us a good fight.” Chahal said.

India are also fielding a slightly inexperienced side in this series. Not only are the hosts playing without their regular captain Virat Kohli, they don’t even have the services of their premier all-rounder Hardik Pandya and their first choice fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah.

Kohli has been rested for the India vs Bangladesh T20I series, while Hardik and Bumrah are nursing their injuries.



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