On Wednesday, Team India lost the second ODI of the series against Bangladesh in a sad fashion. Chasing a 272-run target in Dhaka, India came close to a memorable win when Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel stitched a strong 102-run stand, and again when Rohit Sharma braved a thumb injury in an attempt to prevent a defeat. India ultimately came up short by five runs, as Rohit was unable to knock a six on the last ball of the game.

The bowling effort of Washington Sundar was one of the series’ few highlights for the team, however. The youthful all-rounder bowled out his allotted 10 overs in the second ODI while only allowing 37 runs and picking up three crucial wickets, including those of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, two mainstays of Bangladesh’s batting order.

Sundar discussed a variety of subjects about the Indian team’s excursion as well as his performances for the team at the pre-match press conference held before the last ODI of the series. Sundar gave a somewhat measured reaction when a reporter questioned him about India’s series loss to Bangladesh, describing it as “extremely odd” and asking about the “mood in the dressing room” after the defeat.

Every game is a chance to keep improving, find the proper rhythm, and work effectively as a team. Since there won’t be many games, each one is crucial to our success. No matter who we face, we’ll play a terrific style of cricket and keep getting better. Our responsibility is to perform to the best of our abilities and to continuously improve wherever necessary. That’s the frame of mind we have, and we always strive to become better, wherever that may be,” Sundar added.

The all-rounder said at the press conference that he wants to continue to be prepared for any position in the Indian squad in the format and further acknowledged that he was sad to have missed the previous two T20 World Cups because of physical difficulties.