Asia Cup: India wary of Afghanistan pacers, says Ambati Rayudu

India's middle order batsman Ambati Rayudu said their aim is to win with a bonus point against Afghanistan in Asia Cup match on Wednesday.

updated: March 04, 2014 17:18 IST
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Mirpur: Despite the demoralising defeats against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, India middle order batsman Ambati Rayudu put his weight behind stand-in skipper Virat Kohli and his teammates, saying that the captain as well as the team are putting in as much effort as they could. "He has been learning a lot from Dhoni bhai. He has been very proactive and did a fantastic job against Pakistan. Although we have been losing, we are putting in a lot of effort," Rayudu told reporters on the eve of their last round-robin tie against Afghanistan in Asia Cup here.

"We have been learning a lot as you have seen, the games have been extremely close. We are putting heart into it and that is all we can do as cricketers," he added.

If Bangladesh can pull off an upset win over the defending champions Pakistan on Tuesday, India would have a slight chance of making the finals by registering a bonus point victory over Afghanistan. "We would like to go out there tomorrow and win with a bonus point and see what happens. We are just bothered to go and win with a bonus point. We will analyse it after today's match.

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