Bengal coach Laxmi Ratan Shukla didn’t surrender hope though the host trailed 143 runs towards Saurashtra on the second day of the Ranji Trophy ultimate on the Eden Gardens on Friday.
Optimistic about Bengal’s fight-back, Shukla stated, “Three more days to go. The first session will be very important tomorrow. We will get a fresh session. If we get them all out early, then we will still have time (to put up a good total). Still, a long way to go, we will come back hard.”
Shukla stated whereas the observe didn’t help the bowlers like the primary day, the house workforce may have executed higher. “It was not that helpful for the pacers. There was not much lateral movement. A lot of blemishes were there from our side…I don’t think an extra spinner would have helped. It never favoured spin.”
Asked about Shahbaz Ahmed dropping Chirag Jani on 25, the Bengal coach stated, “It’s part of the game.”
Saurashtra coach Niraj Odedra stated his workforce would look to bat longer and pile up a giant rating. “We want to see through the first session. If we can extend that till evening, the longer we bat, the better it would be. The pitch eased out a bit, it would be even better (for batting) tomorrow. That’s how most of the pitches are in India. Still, a long way to go,” stated Odedra.
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com