Cardiff: In recent times, playing against India has become a mental block, admitted Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews. After India handed Lanka an eight-wicket defeat in an ICC Champions Trophy semifinal here on Thursday, the young Lankan skipper said: "We had our chat and we knew India were very strong. We had to play very good cricket and we couldn't do that. I really can't figure out why we keep losing to India in recent times."
In a post-match chat with reporters, the Lankan captain however said his team was not shamed "because reaching the semifinal was the first target for the players."