India has lost the second T20I against South Africa and is trailing by 0-2 in the five-match series. Currently, they are staring down a series loss in the third game to be played in Vizag on June 14. From now on, they need to win their remaining games of the series to avoid losing a home series in the shortest format which hasn’t happened to them since early 2019.
At that time, the Men In Blue had lost to Australia. Meanwhile, after the hosts lost to the Proteas on June 12, Shreyas Iyer has said that the team’s main aim is the 20-20 World Cup to be played later this year and the team is not worried about anything else at the moment. The right-hander added that whatever happens on the field, the team’s focus is to learn from the mistakes.
“Our main aim is obviously the World Cup, so we have to see to it that we plan towards it. So we have that sort of mindset where we are completely free and not thinking about anything else. These are the actual games where we can practise what we were lacking in the past. That’s what we keep discussing in the team meeting as well.”
“No matter what happens, whatever plans we discuss in the team meeting, we have to execute those. Even if we fail, we will learn from that and grow as a player and grow as a team. So that’s more important till we reach Australia,” Iyer told in the press match conference after the second T20I.
The Mumbai-player further added that the batters will play their natural game even if the team loses wickets regularly and back themselves.
“We have made this plan that we will keep going no matter what happens. Even if we keep losing wickets, it’s our game plan and in the future too, we will go in with the same mindset. We will back ourselves and back our instincts,” he added.