Nidahas T20 tri-series: Rohit Sharma lauds ‘courageous’ Washington Sundar after commanding win

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India captain Rohit Sharma spoke of Washington Sundar in glowing terms following the off-spinner’s 3/22 helped India beat Bangladesh by 17 runs and reach the Nidahas T20 tri-series final on Wednesday.

Rohit, who himself returned to form with a brilliant 89 off 61 balls, said Sundar’s bowling went a long way towards earning India an important win in a crucial encounter. 

“As I said at the toss, it was important for me to return to form. Although, I felt we were 10-15 runs short, but they bowled well at the death. Anyway, Washington’s spell up front was magical,” Man-of-the-Match Rohit said at the post-match presentation.  

He continued: “It’s not easy for a spinner to bowl with the new ball, so hats off to him. The rest of the bowlers executed their plans perfectly too at the back end.

“Washington has been courageous to take the ball from me, not afraid to flight the ball, and he’s very clear on what he wants to execute. That allows me to breathe easy. When a bowler knows what…

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