Naib Believes Afghanistan Is ‘Getting Better’ In Cricket
Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib after the match against India on Saturday said that they are sad because they missed a chance to beat India but said that his team is “getting better”.
“In the World Cup, it’s a big achievement for any team. But the big teams, they don’t give you a single chance. Today we missed an opportunity to win, to beat India, one of the best sides,” Naib told reporters.
With Saturday’s match, Afghanistan having now recorded six straight losses and sitting bottom of the table.
Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan’s all-rounder was a key player for his team who took two wickets and was his side’s highest scorer with 52 runs before falling in the last over of the match.
“Today Nabi showed the skills, how he’s one of the best players of Afghanistan and also in the world,” Naib said.
“Actually, we planned that we’re going to take the match at the end to the five overs. So Nabi played really well according to the plan,” he said.
“When we played first four games, we lost really badly, and then we played against England and now India – strong sides and also they are the favorites of the tournament. So I think we’re now getting better and better day by day,” he added.
Afghanistan to play Bangladesh on Monday and the match will started at 2pm Kabul time.