New Delhi: After beating West Indies by three runs in the ICC World T20 on Sunday in Nagpur, Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai gave the entire credit to his bowlers and fielders for the historic win.
Afghanistan defended a modest total of 123 to end their WT20 campaign on a high. In a dead rubber, it was more of a consolation win for the minnows.
"We were 15 runs short, we knew the conditions but the bowlers and fielders played very well," Stanikzai was quoted as saying by PTI.
Stanikzai said it was an important victory for his team, considering that they had missed out narrowly on two previous occasions during the Super 10s.
"The win was very important as we missed out on two other chances to win," added the skipper.
He also said playing in World T20 enabled the Afghanistan team gain valuable experience.
"We know about our team's strong points, we have experienced so much at this World T20," added the skipper.
On the other end, West Indies captain Darren Sammy said: "We just need to find a way to chase down those small totals. This was the only game we could afford to lose in terms of winning the cup.”
With the West Indies having already qualified for the semi-finals, this defeat does not change anything in final equations and Sammy insisted that they would not let this loss dampen their spirits.
(With PTI inputs)