Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is confident to kill another giant, as he aims to hammer Pakistan in the final of Asia Cup. The Bengali Tigers stepped into the ultimate battle following their emphatic wins over India and Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh have never won a major tournament, and Asia Cup looks an ideal chance for them to do something special.
Ahead of the finale, Rahim said that the guys are confident of continuing their good work in the final game.
"It’s not that we upset the big guns, rather it was a well-planned strategy and we executed that well. So far, we have gained everything we wanted. We are now so close and do not want to lose the chance," Rahim said on Wednesday.
He added, "We played such a way that every match was a do-or-die match for us. We’ll take this final match the same way. As a team, we’ve been improving. So the victory in the final would be crucial to show our improvement towards the rest of the world."
In the group match, the Green Shirts beat Bangladesh comprehensively. Despite conceding the fact that Pakistan will be the favourites in the final, Rahim was not ready to take anything away from his side.
On the other hands, senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan gave respect to Bangladesh. He was not reluctant to admit that the Tigers will be a tough opposition following their two back to back wins earlier in the tournament.
"You see the match against us, then against India, it was wonderful to chase a big score. Their teamwork is tremendous; it is certainly a great strength that they are chasing well. So I think it will be a tough match," Khan said.
"They came close to a victory against us by chasing a respectable total, then chased down India’s mammoth total. Even in a rain-affected match, they eased past Sri Lanka as if they like to chase any total," he added.
The grand finale is currently going on at Dhaka. Pakistan are under pressure after a couple of quick wickets. Earlier in the day, Rahim won the toss and put the opposition in.