Aayush Mahajan ∙ Dec 4 2022, 5:30 PM

I was nervous: Litton Das expresses joy after India-Bangladesh cliffhanger 


image-lb9ijpwtBangladesh celebrate after the win (Source: Twitter/@toisports)

Bangladesh captain Litton Das articulated his nervous feelings as his debut ODI captaincy match transpired to be a humdinger.

As India and Bangladesh locked horns in the first ODI of the three-match series, it was nothing less than a cloak-and-dagger with both the sides grappling for the series lead on a spicy Dhaka surface.

Eventually, the last-wicket 51-run stand between Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman sealed the deal for the Tigers as Rohit Sharma and Co. resented on the missed opportunities.

Speaking after the historic victory, Litton stated how Bangladesh were under the pump after losing their kingpins, however, Mehidy's unbeaten 39-ball 38 carried the day for them.


Here's what Litton said:

"Very happy. When I was sitting in the dressing room, I was nervous. I enjoyed Mehidy and Fizz's batting. I enjoyed those 6-7 overs. In the middle phase, they bowled really well and put us under pressure. 

"When Shakib Bhai and I were batting, I thought we could chase this down easily. But once Shakib Bhai and I got out, we were banking on Mushfiqur Bhai to seal the contest for us. But after losing all of those big players, we were under pressure. But thanks to Mehidy Hasan Miraz for an incredible performance. Nothing more I have to say, just congratulations, congratulations, Miraz.

Meanwhile, both the teams are scheduled to lock horns in the second ODI of the ongoing series on December 7 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.


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