Bangladeshi skipper - Mashrafe Mortaza was impressed with the way his team showed grit throughout the Asia Cup 2018, and believes that they won "a lot of hearts" in the tournament.
“The boys should feel proud but at the same time I think we have to learn so many things,”
"Bowlers have done a really good job this tournament, every time batters score more than 240, we won the match. Not having Shakib (Al Hasan) and Tamim (Iqbal) was a big blow, but I think boys have done a really good job."
Bangladesh suffered through an injury crisi under the scortching sun in the United Arab Emirates, but to big blows for Mortaza's men were that of Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan who sustained finger injuries.
"Obviously the team can be proud, but we have to move forward from here... Boys did a very good job without two key members from the side in Shakib and Tamim."
"Everytime we play this kind of tournament, we're struggling somewhere. Today we had a good start (with the bat) but couldn't go through. Even if you look at the last three-four matches, we lost so many wickets early but still we managed to score 240-250," Mortaza concurred.
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