We have confidence that we can beat India: Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza dubbed India as the favorites in the three ODI matches series but it clear that Bangladesh have always taken the field against them believe they can win. Speaking at the conference match-eve press, Bangladesh ODI captain said: “I firmly believe India are favorites, but when we get on the ground, we do not think that is the favorite or not I hope we can play our best cricket. “.
“After the 2007 World Cup, we began to believe that we can beat any team. Our thinking has changed. We never lost our mental strength, despite losing matches. Of course, if we play against a team of senior, they will be the favorites, but we do not take the thought field, we can not beat them, “he added.
Stating that there was no bitterness between the two teams following some controversy of the Referee during the quarterfinals of the World Cup, Mortaza urged all to get on the game. “We are fighting on the ground, but it is not war. I do not think anyone remembers what happened in a game, there are three to four months. It is difficult for fans to control their emotions, but I would ask them to keep cricket on the equation “.
The skipper also denied that there was bad blood between Rubel Hossain and Virat Kohli, who had received a hostile farewell by the pacemaker after being rejected by him in the toilet. “But I do not see anything (mixing) between Rubel and Virat. I think it came out just once. We all shook hands at the end of the match,” said Mortaza.