Rohit Sharma’s pep-talk got us motivated to win 3rd T20I: Shreyas Iyer after series win vs Bangladesh

first_imgIndia batsman Shreyas Iyer revealed that skipper Rohit Sharma’s pep-talk to all team-mates proved as a motivation to win the Nagpur T20I against Bangladesh on Sunday. Iyer admitted that India was feeling the pressure in the third T20I before turning things around.Deepak Chahar picked up 6 wickets for just 7 runs while Shivam Dube scalped 3 after Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul hit quickfire fifties to guide India to a 30 run victory in Nagpur thereby sealing a 2-1 series victory over Bangladesh.Delhi Capitals skipper was pleased with his own effort as he registered his maiden half-century off just 27 balls and accelerated India’s innings when the hosts were in trouble.Shreyas Iyer came to bat after Shikhar Dhawan was outfoxed by the slower ball of Shafiul Islam and changed the course of the match with his well placed innings of 62 runs. Iyer, who made a sedate start to his innings, went ballistic after KL Rahul’s departure. He was especially brutal against the spinners and hit three sixes over long-on off Afif Hossain.Mohammad Naim played an 81-run knock to give Bangladesh a glimmer of hope in the match, but his dismissal at the hands of Shivam Dube ended the Bangla Tigers’ hopes of going away with a victory.CHAMPIONS#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/V9L4yNA7Um— BCCI (@BCCI) November 10, 2019″Yeah, we were feeling the pressure. We know they are a good side and there is no team that you can underestimate in the shortest format. And in the previous two games we saw that they played a mesmerising brand of cricket,” Iyer told reporters.advertisement”We were going little lethargic at the start, but once they started going, Rohit recalled all players inside the circle, he gave us a pep talk and after that, all of us got determined to win the match,” he added.At the post-match presentation, Rohit Sharma had admitted that he had to remind his bowlers which jersey they were playing for when it looked like Bangladesh could run away with the game during their chase of 175.”Yes, I would say that. The over in which I hit three sixes changed the momentum of the match. Otherwise, we would have got 150 and that would have been a really tough total to difficult on this wicket. Yeah, I would give my self a credit. It was important for one of the top three batters to stay at the crease till the 15th over,” Iyer said.”There is a lot of competition going on in the side, but I personally feel, I compete with myself. When you say this position is empty in the batting order, I say to myself that I can bat any position and today’s innings showed that I can play under pressure situations,” he added.Iyer revealed the two turning points in the match in his opinion. He lauded both Deepak Chahar and Shivam Dube for providing wickets at regular intervals to help India take control of the match.”There were two turning points in the game. First, Deepak Chahar coming in and getting two wickets pretty quickly and second, Shivam Dube getting that two back to back wickets to change the match,” Iyer said.Also Read | Deepak Chahar’s hat-trick helps India win T20I series vs BangladeshAlso Read | Had to remind bowlers they were playing for India: Rohit Sharma after series win vs BangladeshAlso Read | Deepak Chahar claims best-ever bowling figures in all T20Is during series win over Bangladeshlast_img read more

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Middle East at most dangerous moment in a decade UN envoy says

“There are those on both sides who believe that blood must wash blood,” said the Special Coordinator for the Middle East, Terje Roed-Larsen, in a statement released in Gaza. “The leaders carry a heavy burden to break this dangerous logic.” Mr. Roed-Larsen said it was necessary for both leaders to take very unpopular decisions, which were in the long-term security and political interests of the Palestinian and Israeli people. “This is the essence of leadership,” he said. Despite the current deep crisis and impasse, Mr. Roed-Larsen said it was still possible to see a road forward. “A majority of Israelis support the creation of a Palestinian state; a majority of Israelis support the evacuation of the settlements; a majority of Palestinians still support a peace deal with Israel; and a majority of Palestinians still support reconciliation with Israel in the context of a peace deal,” he said. “We need courage and creativity to move forward.” At UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Annan’s spokesman said that besides receiving constant updates from Mr. Roed-Larsen, the Secretary-General has been in touch by telephone with the key players. “His position on the Middle East is unchanged,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said. “The Secretary-General feels that the United States yesterday gave very wise advice to the parties and they should heed that advice,” he said, referring to a US statement calling for the Israelis to withdraw from Palestinian-controlled areas and for the Palestinian Authority to do all in its power to control violence and bring terrorists to justice. Meanwhile, the representatives of Mali and Qatar have written to the President of the Security Council requesting a meeting of the Council “in order to take the necessary action to ensure the full and immediate withdrawal of Israeli occupation forces from Palestinian areas it has reoccupied recently.” read more

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