Rajkot | Jagran Sports Desk: Off-spinner Washington Sundar, who played a big role in stemming the run flow after Bangladesh got off to a bright start in the second T20, feels that tweakers play a huge role in T20 cricket even though they are most susceptible to being hit all over the park in the shortest format.

"Spinners definitely have a big role to play in the shortest format of cricket because they take the pace off the ball. Sometimes pitches can give little assistance to the spinners as well," Sundar said at the post-match press conference.

"It's all about knowing what to do, knowing where the batsmen is going to hit you and other small, small things. Obviously it is important to keep things simple and be calm and composed. You can get hit badly in a few games but that happens in this format of the game," he added.

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The off-spinner also heaped praise on Chahal and called him an ‘asset’ for any team. Chahal also played a big in the match as it was his double breakthrough in the 13th over that helped India restrict Bangladesh to a sub-par 153 for 6, which the hosts chased easily to level the three-match series.

"It is very important to be honest, especially for someone (like Chahal) who can bowl in the middle overs and change the dimension of the game. We have seen him (Chahal) doing that in ODIs and T20 as well. He comes in the middle overs, takes 2-3 wickets and changes the game completely," Sundar said.

"He (Chahal) is very experienced in this format and knows what to do to get wickets in the middle overs. We have seen him being very successful in the powerplays as well. He is definitely an asset for any team," he said.

"The way he (Chahal) changes his pace and he knows what the batsman will try and do and which batsman is going to hit where. Different batsmen will have different plans but he is very clever. He is very calm and composed under pressure," added Sundar.

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Sundar also said that the Indian bowlers did a fine job in restricting the opposition to 153 on a Rajkot wicket, which offered good bounce and carry.

"To be honest the wicket was very beautiful, the bounce and carry was really good. We thought 180 was par (score), we would have liked to get that if we had batted first," he said.

"But to have restricted them for 153, I think as a bowling unit we did a very good job," he observed.

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma