Our batsmen “lacked a bit of skill” says Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary

Bengal's Manoj Tiwary on the last day of Ranji trophy match against Delhi at Feroze Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi on oct 25th 2015. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.

Vastavam web: Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary today confessed that his batsmen “lacked a bit of skill” while facing the raw pace of Navdeep Saini during their innings and 26-run defeat to Delhi in a Ranji Trophy semi-final.”We had a batting collapse and yes I must admit that there was some lack of skills while facing their bowling. Our batsmen should know the kind of situation they are in and the shots they can play,” Tiwary said after the match.

“He is a matured kid. I don’t know what was going through his mind at that point in time but he is still learning and will only get better. He will surely analyse what went wrong in execution,” the skipper said.”I think we went with the right combination as Amit was bowling really well. Yes we had a left-arm spinner (Pradipta Pramanik) but since Delhi had so many left-handers, we thought Amir (Gani) would be more useful,” he reasoned.Asked if he has seen such a hostile spell in domestic cricket, Tiwary said, “Congratulations to Navdeep. He really bowled well but I think this spell will be much talked about because it was televised. I mean our bowlers have also bowled such spells, but they weren’t aired live!”