Bungling Raina admits his follies

Bungling Raina admits his follies

“It wasn't about bounce. Rohit and Virat had a good partnership. We couldn't get a partnership after 35 overs and that hit us badly. Yusuf tried his best after the 40th over, but they bowled in the right areas. It would have made a difference if we had 30-35 runs more,” Raina said.

However, Raina admitted that he could have done better in the five-match in which he managed just one fifty. “I didn't bat well in three games. I was in a bit of a rush and I was not spending much time in the middle. If I had spent more time, it would have been probably been different. My game is very positive. I was thinking if the ball was full, I can go over covers but it didn't work. I will learn from this mistake and hopefully won't make them anymore in the future and in the upcoming Test series,” he said.

Coach Dunch Fletcher looked at the positives, and said Raina could be a very good leader for India in the coming days. “For someone who is 24 years of age, to lead a country like India, and a young team like this, he has done a tremendous job. He is the man who puts his head on block; he has to take the criticism and he has held his head high. He has looked positive, his body language has been positive and that is good. He can develop into a good captain in the future,” Fletcher said.

Man of the match Darren Bravo said the West Indies team was on a learning curve. “People might say that we see the best of West Indies after the series is over. But we are a young team and we are learning. We will get it right in the coming series.”

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